Republican state Rep. David Wallace of Leachville, a current candidate for state Senate, has been identified as the owner of a company that rounded up a group of workers, apparently undocumented aliens, for flood relief work in Louisiana, including one with a poor driving record who was at the wheel in a fatal bus crash on Interstate 10.
Charter schools are essentially publicly financed private schools — a gimmick invented when school voucher proponents couldn't win the political battle on direct payments to existing private schools. Legal rulings are making this distinction clearer.Diane Ravitch notes a National Labor Relations Board decision that makes the point:
The Arkansas Blog mentioned last week new reporting about Arkansas's failure to join the rest of the country in moving away from confinement of juveniles. There's been fallout as well as new data illustrating how far Arkansas lags behind other states. The reporter who started it all explains for the Arkansas Blog.