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AFP-Alaska Urges Lawmakers to Act Swiftly on Education Freedom

Apr 15, 2024 by AFP

JUNEAU, AK – Americans for Prosperity – Alaska expresses deep concern over the recent ruling by the Alaska Superior Court, which implies that correspondence school reimbursements are unconstitutional. This decision, with its potential to impact almost 25,000 correspondence school students in Alaska, poses a significant threat to educational choice and the well-being of families across the state.

The ruling, which deems the statutes supporting correspondence school allotments unconstitutional, could have far-reaching implications for Alaska’s public education system. Americans for Prosperity – Alaska urges swift action from the legislature to address this issue and protect the rights of families to choose the educational path that best suits their needs.

“It is deeply troubling to see the fundamental rights of families and students undermined by this ruling,” said Bethany Marcum, state director. “Educational choice is essential for ensuring every child receives a quality education tailored to their individual needs.”

Americans for Prosperity – Alaska calls on lawmakers to prioritize the resolution of this matter, providing clarity and stability for families and students enrolled in correspondence programs. With the legislative session nearing its end, it is imperative that swift action is taken to safeguard the educational opportunities of Alaska’s children.

This ruling not only threatens the existence of correspondence programs but also raises questions about the future of educational freedom in Alaska. AFP-Alaska urges the legislature to act decisively to protect the rights of families and uphold the principles of educational choice.

As the State of Alaska considers its next steps, AFP-Alaska remains committed to advocating for educational freedom and supporting initiatives that empower families in their educational decisions.