By Iris Samuels and Sean Maguire
Anchorage Daily News 

Governor proposes parental-rights legislation and teacher retention bonuses

Takes no position on funding increase for public education


March 15, 2023

While education advocates continue to push for increased state funding to Alaska public schools, Gov. Mike Dunleavy last week opted to introduce proposals that would limit sexual education in schools and impose new requirements on gender-nonconforming students.

The governor at his March 7 news conference did not propose any increase in the state’s per-student funding formula for school districts, essentially unchanged in six years, though he did ask legislative approval of retention bonuses for teachers.

Most legislators have said an increase in state funding for schools is a priority thi...

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