WHEREAS, all Alaskan children should have access to the highest quality education possible; and
WHEREAS, the State of Alaska recognizes the important role that effective education plays in preparing children to be productive and successful adults. Educational opportunities are critical to our state’s prosperity; and
WHEREAS, we must employ creativity in developing and providing a myriad of quality education options for parents to choose from due to our State’s unique geographical challenges. Educational variety diversifies and enhances the vibrancy of our communities; and
WHEREAS, many high-quality teaching professionals that offer traditional and creative educational opportunities and are committed to educating our children have made Alaska their home despite the unique challenges the expansive landscape and harsh weather present; and
WHEREAS, despite the many challenges, Alaska’s educators and parents have persevered and continued to provide students with the education they need and have helped students stay on track in their educational careers; and
WHEREAS, School Choice Week is a national celebration recognized by millions of students, parents, educators, schools, and community leaders to raise public awareness of the need for effective educational options and to encourage support for family access to educational choices. Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mike Dunleavy, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, do hereby proclaim January 23 – 29, 2022 as:
Alaska School Choice Week
in Alaska, and encourage all Alaskans to support and promote the many different forms of education available to our children and commend Alaska’s educators for ensuring opportunities for learning to continue.
Dated: January 23, 2022