ACORN endorses | Arkansas Blog

Monday, September 4, 2006

ACORN endorses

Posted By on Mon, Sep 4, 2006 at 10:05 AM

The Pulaski County ACORN PAC has endorsed Charles Armstrong in Zone 6 and Dianne Curry in Zone 7 for the Little Rock School Board. It said it interviewed all candidates save incumbent Tony Rose in Zone 6, who cancelled his interview. The two candidates also were endorsed by the Classroom Teachers Association over Rose and Tom Brock, who've distinguished themselves by irate and abusive public outbursts at teachers, the kind of thing students would be suspended for doing. We note the Democrat-Gazette, which has endorsed Brock and Rose, seem to think behavior unacceptable for children is perfectly fine by adult school board members who support the newspaper publisher's merit pay plan (and his secretive means of influencing the school board.)

Said Donna Massey, chair of the ACORN PAC: "Children and parents from low- to moderate-income neighborhoods need strong representation on the board. Especially now. Our school district is moving in the wrong direction. We need a school board that welcomes input from parents and teachers instead of trying to silence it."

ACORN issued no endorsements in the Zone 3 race between Carol Roddy (the Times' pick) and Melanie Fox.

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