Skagway School. (Greta Mart)

The Skagway School Board voted to support a new ballot initiative that would create an education bill of rights to guide the state’s education policy. 

Alaska’s constitution requires a system of public schools open to all children who live in the state. It does not say how those schools should operate or what makes a quality education. 

School board president John Hisher thinks it should. 

“I think that’s going to help absolutely when it comes to the legislative session that we’ve really defined what quality education is and all that it entails starting from birth to college education and just the importance of it when they talk about funding,” Hisher says.

Alaskans for Excellent Public Education is the main group

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