Students’ Bill of Rights: “Well-Intentioned but Poorly-Executed”


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Proponents of the Alaska Students’ Educational Bill of Rights ballot initiative have begun collecting signatures, but according to a preliminary legal opinion from the law firm Holland & Knight:

“The Initiative is a well-intentioned but poorly-executed effort to address perceived problems with Alaska’s public education system.”

The ballot initiative, if enacted, would establish “An Act Requiring the State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the State Board of Education and Early Development, and the University of Alaska to Act and Make Recommendations to Ensure that All Students in the State of Alaska Receive a Quality Education” and can be read here.