default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Limited focus

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2012 12:00 am

Oct. 18, 2012

To the editor:

Last week, I attended the AARP candidate debate, and the more I consider some of the things Rep. Alan Dick said, the more concerned I am. While Rep. Dick is chairman of the House Education Committee, his vision does not seem to extend to the state as a whole. He was focused on the idea that we need more vocational education and not a range of educational options for Alaska students. Alaska needs quality education to lead students into a variety of professional and non-professional careers.

He is also vice-chairman of the House Health and Social Services Committee, and he viewed domestic violence as a village problem caused by a lack of parenting skills. Domestic violence is not only a problem among Alaska Natives. Clearly this simplification does not address the complexity of the issue. More importantly, such parochial attitudes do not well serve a state as diverse as ours.

Dick also said he felt no confidence in the Social Security system, so his only response was to apply as soon as he could.

I don’t expect legislators to be versed in all current research and statistical evidence, but his limited focus and vision are disturbing. I want legislators who can develop solutions. I find myself worried about the future of our state with lawmakers such as Alan Dick, and he will not get my vote.

James Ruppert

Fairbanks

More about

More about

Advertisement

www.walkerforalaska.com

Gubernatorial candidate, Bill Walker, is concerned that the state is in a ...

www.walkerforalaska.com

Fairbanks born candidate for governor, Bill Walker asks, "Is Fairbanks better...

www.walkerforalaska.com

Bill Walker, candidate for governor, was born in Fairbanks before statehood. ...

Wes Madden 2014

Description

Stanley Nissan Service

Stanley Nissan service