Rep. Drummond’s Dispatch: MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR MONDAY!

WHAT: S.O.S. Save Our Schools Public Hearing on Education in Alaska.
The public is encouraged to come share its voice on Alaska’s public schools and early education.

WHEN: March 25, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: State Capitol, Fahrenkamp Room 203 or at your local Legislative Information Office

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Rep. Drummond’s Newsletter: Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world

Thursday was a tough day on the House floor. The House majority, through sheer force of numbers, rapidly pushed through an operating budget with deep cuts to education and mental health services.

We need to arm people with knowledge. I introduced an amendment to restore $2.4 million in Pre-K grants. This wasn’t additional money to go into an already bloated budget, this was simply restoring what the Governor had already set aside for our children’s education.

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Rep. Drummond’s Newsletter: School Vouchers, Pizza Party, State Operating Budget Testimony March 5

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

You may already be aware that earlier this week the Anchorage Daily News published a Compass article I wrote about the School Voucher discussion that is currently taking place in the capital. The Item in question is House Joint Resolution 1 (HJR1).

HJR1 is an attempt to amend the language of the Alaskan Constitution, which currently states: “No money shall be paid from public funds for the direct benefit of any religious or other private educational institution.”

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