Kids Voting North Alaska works with schools and families to support civic education projects throughout Fairbanks.
Community Perspective Project
Letter to the Editor
Letter written by Mrs. Meierotto’s 7th and 8th Grade Class at Effie Kokrine Charter School
What is wrong with the Schools of Choice (SOCs) in Fairbanks? What even are Schools of Choice? They are public charter and magnet schools. These schools aren’t inclusive enough. Historically, only one SOC has a higher percentage of low income families than the district average of 33%. Effie Kokrine Charter School’s percentage of low income families is 64%. All other SOCs range from 7% to 28%. Families want choices. They need SOCs to be more inclusive so that their children can get the education they need and deserve.