Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Don’t let myths get in the way of schools’ progress

I recently published a column in the Anchorage Daily News that presents, and repudiates, several commonly held misconceptions about public education in Alaska. These public education myths are often used to attack our public school system. I am enthusiastic about having a community conversation about improving education outcomes, efficiency in delivery of education, and how to best prepare our youth to be the talented workers of the future.

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NEWS: Gov’t Regs Not the Place for Women’s Health Decisions

Democratic legislators stand up against bureaucratic intrusion into women’s health decisions

ANCHORAGE – Today, House democratic legislators Beth Kerttula, Harriet Drummond and Geran Tarr spoke out against the governor’s bureaucratic intrusion into Alaska women’s personal health decisions. The Parnell administration recently announced it was bypassing the legislative process and applying language designed to restrict access to abortions through regulations.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Fall Community Councils

It’s that time of year: Neighborhood community councils have started meeting again!

After a short summer hiatus, most neighborhood community councils start meeting again in September. Community Councils are open to all residents or property owners, and are a great way to get to know your neighbors, stay active in the development of your community, and find out about events and projects that directly impact your lives.

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