Just Someone's Mom 
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Re: “Meet the new boss: Baker Kurrus' reflections on LRSD board experience, five years ago

I am cautiously optimistic and hope they prove that all these waivers were the thing to do. As they say, "Desperate times call for drastic measures." If this doesn't work, the LRSD is toast.

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Posted by Just Someone's Mom on 05/06/2015 at 7:42 PM

Re: “What's afoot on bill to change qualifications for state education commissioner

The requirements should NOT be reduced in any shape, form or fashion. Teaching and administrative experience has got to be part of the package in order to effectively lead our school districts. This is NOT putting our children first. Their education matters!

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Posted by Just Someone's Mom on 02/10/2015 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Only in Little Rock: Ceremony for gas station

There were a several old trees, especially around the bank, that could have been saved as well as a long hedge between the bank and church. Just terrible. Our unprecedented outpouring of opposition made no difference. This was done deal behind the scenes. We never had a chance. Sickening.

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Posted by Just Someone's Mom on 01/27/2015 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Hearing underway on Little Rock School District; department recommends state intervention

The data is there and has been there every year. This isn't something that happened in the last three. It has been 10 or more years that these schools haven't been performing. We are out of time. Desperate times call for drastic measures.

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Posted by Just Someone's Mom on 01/07/2015 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Safety group plans last-gasp try to block mega-Murphy gas station on Highway 10

For what it's worth Downtowner, Director Hurst was only one of three that voted against this project in the last meeting. It takes 30 days before ordinances take effect. So this group is just trying to get the others to see the discrepancies in the info before the 30 days is up and, at the very least, rescind their votes and take the whole issue up again at a later date.

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Posted by Just Someone's Mom on 10/20/2014 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Safety group plans last-gasp try to block mega-Murphy gas station on Highway 10

If the 12th & Unv location was not appropriate, how is this better? So their new station will make "little or no impact." Then I think it's fair to say Murphy will not increase economic development & city tax revenues. Murphy will only take business from 6 existing gas stations in the area and further congest a very congested area. Bad idea. It's not needed out there anyway.

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Posted by Just Someone's Mom on 10/20/2014 at 1:28 PM

Re: “UA faulted for analysis of charter schools

Something jumped out at me in this article: "... new majority white Quest charter school in upscale western Little Rock ..." Do you have the racial breakdown for the enrolled students or is this an assumption? So WLR is "upscale?" Rahling is hardly "upscale” and nor is my and the surrounding neighborhoods. Sure there are some areas of WLR with wealthy residents and their larger than most homes, but this can be said for many sections of the city, including midtown and downtown. I just wish the same scrutiny was placed on holding those accountable for the current state of the LRSD. With 6 schools considered in academic distress, which includes 3 of their 5 high schools, this should be considered not just an academic, but economic development issue. How do you attract new business to the city with schools in such condition? What is being done for those students and schools to turn them around? We never hear about this, ever. Does the state need to take over the LRSD as it did the PCSSD? Status quo isn’t cutting it anymore. Our kids deserve better.

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Posted by Just Someone's Mom on 08/21/2014 at 7:54 AM

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