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Kurrus: Open to role in district, but need to know where Little Rock schools headed May 3, 2016 at 3:18 p.m.

That's me Jake.... bamboozler! :-) The LRSD has been stuck in the 1960's while under "Progressive" control. And folks can't help but let their political biases sway them to want to keep it that way! And the kids suffer on.

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Kurrus: Open to role in district, but need to know where Little Rock schools headed May 3, 2016 at 2:35 p.m.

Also, the assumption that kids in Little Rock (or Gurdon) can't be educated, especially like kids from Bentonville, seems to be oozing out of this discussion. But, Key is not from Bentonville & Poore is not even from Arkansas! And I believe ALL kids can be educated despite their differences. I know kids are not all alike, but they should be treated equally and with the same opportunities, don't you think? Funny, how when this issue comes up, those fighting for equal treatment under the law and changes in the schools are the conservatives and those fighting for the status quo and race based divisions are the "progressives". :-) Funny ole World, ain't it?

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Kurrus: Open to role in district, but need to know where Little Rock schools headed May 3, 2016 at 2:27 p.m.

Again, you seem to be totally hung up on the politics of the situation. No, Mountain Home is in the 1st Congressional district, which would qualify it as NE Arkansas. But, this conversation should be about educating kids, not about race, geography, political boundaries or political affiliation. Political biases are corrupting this issue! Mike Poore is am excellent choice to lead the LRSD, and that fact is being dismissed out of hand by folks that can't see past their own "horizon" (pre-conceived bias).

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Kurrus: Open to role in district, but need to know where Little Rock schools headed May 3, 2016 at 1:51 p.m.

Actually Delta123, Key is from Gurdon. But, most GO-Devils would not be completely offended by someone saying they are from Arkadoo! :-)

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Kurrus: Open to role in district, but need to know where Little Rock schools headed May 3, 2016 at 11:32 a.m.

Johnny Key is NOT from NW Arkansas. He grew up in a poor, mostly African-American town in south Arkansas. And if you were selecting a candidate for the job of LRSD Super and you had the Poore & Kurrus resume's on your desk, which would you put on the top of the list?
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I'm telling you, most folks are making this way too political. Even Brummett seems to be trying to say that!

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Kurrus: Open to role in district, but need to know where Little Rock schools headed May 3, 2016 at 8:33 a.m.

Again, Bentonville High School was rated by US News & World Report as the #2 school in Arkansas for college preparedness of students. (#1 was Haas Charter School in Fayetteville.) So, why is that never mentioned in any of these articles? The data was printed in THIS paper the same week that the Poore hire was announced!
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And then we have so many that denounce Key as unqualified, yet will back Kurrus without even showing any interest in how much more qualified Poore is than Kurrus. Don't get me wrong, I like Kurrus too. But so many are making this all about politics, when I truly believe Key was looking at Poore as a long-term leader. Kurrus did a great job of getting the ball out of the rough, and then Key found someone with impeccable qualifications who is willing to take the ball and move it towards the goal. BTW, Key's job is obviously a political appointment, while the Superintendent's job should be mostly Academic (as well as mildly political - well I guess in LR it is extremely political - huh? The people have made it so, at the same time they are whining about it being political!)

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JOHN BRUMMETT: Dinner with Michael Poore April 28, 2016 at 4:10 p.m.

Did anyone else notice that it was published in this newspaper last week that US News & World Report rated Bentonville High School as #2 in the State for college preparedness on its students (Haas Charter School in Fayetteville was #1)? I don't know about you, but that there tidbit of data means something to me! That info definitely needs to be part of this discussion.
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BTW, Nodmcm... have you EVER posted a comment that was NOT a strawman argument?

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Thanks, Bernie, but it's time April 22, 2016 at 8:08 a.m.

But Bernie & Hillary are so right for each other. History has shown over and over again, that Socialism & Corruption go hand-in-hand!

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Kurrus departure troubles legislators April 20, 2016 at 1:24 p.m.

While everyone is complaining, US News & World Report just ranked Bentonville High School #2 in College readiness in Arkansas (behind Haas Hall Academy Charter School). it's in the paper today, in case you missed it. Nothing to see here... now back to your bickering!

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JOHN BRUMMETT: Purely political October 23, 2015 at 11:55 a.m.

Whodo: Brummett writing that Whitewater was about pecadillos and contrivances was my point!!! So do you agree that 15 people were convicted by contrivances over their peccadillos? My point about the Clintons is that they and their minions perpetuate the LIE that it was all manufactured and about "nothing". And then I made the point that since they invested in this scheme that was clearly investigated and prosecuted as fraud, you guys must think they were victims of the fraud of the others! That was a statement of opinion about you and the Clintons. The statute of limitations, etc. has passed on this, but the LIE continues to pop up over and over. And you seem to be continuing to believe and defend the LIE yourself. I have said nothing about Benghazi or anything else to lead anyone to believe I am out to get anyone. I am just sick of the LIES. And saying someone else did it too, changes nothing! All people who commit fraud should be duly investigated and prosecuted if there is ample evidence. My comment about prosecuting them ALL was in response to someone saying I was being partisan. If it was a Republican I would still be writing to refute the repeating of out-right and obvious LIES.

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