It’s acceptable for world-renown brain surgeon to be at a public school in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley even if he is not welcome at the Anchorage School District.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy and world renown neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, who is the former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and a well-published public education advocate, will hold a press conference at Iditarod Elementary School in Wasilla on Monday at 11 am. The governor’s office made the announcement on Sunday afternoon.
Carson is coming into Anchorage to speak at an Anchorage Republican Women’s Club fundraiser. While here, he was scheduled to be on stage at an assembly at Mountain View School. That was not controversial until the Anchorage School Superintendent Jharrett Bryantt axed the visit without giving a reason why.
Civic leaders scrambled late last week to set up an event for Dr. Carson to meet and greet children at the Mountain View Boys and Girls Club on Monday afternoon at 3:45 pm.
On Aug. 22, he will be speaking in Anchorage at the evening event. Tickets and information can be found here.