Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pulaski teachers protest

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 10:59 AM

I'm way behind on this, but I thought I'd post anyway, belatedly, the release I got yesterday from the Pulaski Association of Classroom Teachers threatening a strike over the state's refusal to recognize their contract with the district.

They may have a winner legally — the state has broad power to take control of a school district, but whether it can unilaterally nullify a superintendent's or a teachers' contract just because it prefers to do so is a very good question. Politically, however, the union is not in a strong position, particularly without a school board majority that owed its election to union organizing.

The Pulaski Couny School District's continued existence — given money, pressure for Jacksonville independence and a growing belief in some quarters that reorganization of the three Pulaski districts is one route out of the lingering desegregation case — is a question the 2013 legislature is likely to take up.

Tags: , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

Visit Arkansas

Brant Collins named Group Travel Manager for Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Brant Collins named Group Travel Manager for Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Collins to work toward increasing visitation to Arkansas by groups and promoting the state's appeal

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation