Dr. Chamard and Sgt. Hsieh presented data on:
- the effects of increasing average educational attainment and high school graduation rates on arrests, and
- the savings to Alaska if the high school graduation rate for males were increased by a small percentage.
The Partnership for Public Education is a coalition of dozens of Alaska business, community, and education organizations. Their draft goals and values statement includes the following:
"The Partnership for Public Education is a partnership of dozens of Alaskan business, community and education organizations. We value Alaska’s decades of investment in public education. We believe that an informed Alaska Legislature is a critical component of successful education policy. We support strong data to underscore our schools’ strengths and challenges; creative initiatives to improve education; and an ongoing dialogue involving all Alaskans to support a single educational system."