Ketchikan is known throughout Alaska as a friendly, hard-working town. Tucked into the mountains, and spilling down to the shores of the Inside Passage, this regional hub of 15,000, makes its living from the surrounding forest, from the abundant fish runs, from the thousands of visitors that flock north each year, and other entrepreneurial ventures.
2012 Review of Education Funding Concerns
A video produced by Ketchikan students asking “why?” – why the State imposes a $30,000 daily penalty in terms of funding for their education – why their parents have to pay a property tax rate four times higher than it would be if the penalty were not imposed – and why, with billions and billions of dollars in overflowing coffers, the State doesn’t honor a critical promise it made in law to the citizens of Alaska 48 years ago.
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