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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Toughen high school

Posted By on Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 5:58 AM

Stephens coverage of something on which I unequivcally agree with Gov. Huckabee and his education officials: Every child in Arkansas should take the "Smart Core" college-prep curriculum and there should NOT be an opt-out for any student. A push is underway to encourage the better curriculum and focus on the state's still huge dropout rate. Huckabee sees the situation in moral terms and I wouldn't quarrel.

Maybe I missed it. Have the gubernatorial candidates said whether they favor legislating an end to an opt-out clause for the Smart Core curriculum, which some 10 percent of parents have chosen?

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