Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Dr. Chamard makes presentation on relationship between education and crime to Partnership for Public Education

Dr. Sharon Chamard, Justice Center faculty, and Anchorage Police Department Sgt. Derek Hsieh, president of the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association, made a presentation on October 16 to the Partnership for Public Education on the relationship between education and crime.

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. 
Click here for Dr. Chamard's PowerPoint presentation.

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."