To the Editor

Educational systems are vital infrastructure

To the Editor:

I appreciated Dave Ellis’ letter you printed a few issues ago. Dave’s letters have always caused me to pause and think. For what it’s worth, what I’m thinking about now is ongoing discussions about payouts from our Alaska Permanent Fund.

When I arrived in Petersburg in the mid-1970s I had no “marketable” skills, but there was plenty of work as long as there was fish to process. After a few years crewing on seiners, I took advantage of a state loan program for secondary education which allowed me to attend what is now Bellingham Techni...


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