The House and Senate Finance DEED Subcommittees and the House Task Force on Sustainable Education are all holding their own separate multiple, long hearings this interim, with the stated intent to look at education and education funding. A number of legislators have said over the past eight months that current education funding is not sustainable, appearing to imply either that education funding will need to be cut in the future, or that there will not be any increases, regardless of increasing costs to school districts.
The House Finance Dept. of Education & Early Development Subcommittee held their budget closeout on Thursday. The committee room scheduled for the hearing was far too small, with standing room only, and many people were turned away, including at least two legislators – Sen. Dunleavy and Rep.