From an outside perspective, I am having trouble seeing how the Alaska schools were planning on existing in 5 years based on the funding cuts that have been made by the legislature. And this is just a year removed to where it seemed that there was serious question as to whether there would be a "next year" for both schools' programs. What am I failing to see with how I'm interpreting these recent events? What has been done to secure the future?
Also, is there any financial burden that would have been taken on by the 7 breakaway schools if the Alaska schools (or Huntsville, albeit a seemingly much unlikelier scenario) had pulled the plug and left the group sitting by themselves anyway? Usually it's better to be proactive instead of reactive, even though the end result is the same.