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The state should be stopped from opening or expanding charter schools and forced to pay Pulaski County’s three school districts for district students who moved to the independently run charter schools, attorneys for the Little Rock School District and black students known as the Joshua intervenors said Tuesday.

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Front Section, Pages 1 on 02/15/2012

Print Headline: Curtail charters, LR schools urge


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  • RevBA
    February 15, 2012 at 10:12 a.m.

    This really makes you wonder if the LRSD gives a crap about black students at all.  Or do they just miss the tax dollars going to charter schools which have been proven to help black students perform better in several parts of central Arkansas.  If they really cared about black students why wouldn't they support MORE charter schools that are helping them?  Makes you wonder if this is just about money and racial politics and not about students at all.  Or worse, this is just a hatchet job by the LRSD to eliminate superior competition.  

    February 15, 2012 at 1:59 p.m.

    "The district has argued that the charter schools — of which there are 12 — were approved without considering the effect the schools would have on magnet schools and the majority-to-minority student transfer program in the three districts"

    SO what....!! I'm pretty sure those where opened to give parents a CHOICE... The LRSD and PCSSD and NLR are complaining that they are loosing MONEY... SO what!!! If the kids aren't in your schools then you don't NEED that money to teach the others. adapt and grow or FAIL and be taken over..

    February 15, 2012 at 2:02 p.m.

    "The attorneys also asked that the state be prevented from enforcing a state law that authorized “forensic” audits of the three districts and that the state be precluded from consolidating, annexing or reconstituting the three Pulaski County districts unless authorized by the federal court"

    The STATE should be the ones enforcing the laws for our schools NOT the Feds...
    This is yet ANOTHER set of lawyers getting rich in "fees" where there money should be spent on actual education.

    Parents SHOULD have a right to say where their children go to school and if the current schools aren't doing a proper job then NEW ones should be opened to try something different. Home school systems are looking better and better each day.