WILL THE STUDENTS ATTEND LISTENING SESSION?
Rep. Sarah Vance, upon learning that Homer students will take part in the global strike over climate change, published an offer for an alternative activity for them.
Vance is hosting an on-campus listening session to be held at Homer High School during the hour-long strike.
“About 25 percent of Alaska students are chronically absent, meaning they missed more than 10 percent of days, or more than three weeks over the course of a school year, according to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development,” she said. “I want to encourage students to stay in school. We can have productive conversations about important issues without neglecting education. I intend to utilize this time to listen to students’ concerns and emphasize that meaningful conversation precedes meaningful change.”
Vance will make herself available at the high school during the student strike for any students who want to talk to a lawmaker about their concerns.