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Friday, June 17, 2011

As Pulaski schools turn

Posted By on Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 6:08 AM

Some tidbits of Pulaski County school news from Stephens Media:

* There'll be no criminal charge filed over the complaint that the Pulaski County School District had withheld text messages from Superintendent Charles Hopson's phone. There's a difference of legal opinion on whether the Freedom of Information Act requires that Hopson release messages from a personal phone for which he pays. The district says not.

* In a rare burst of reason, a representative of the attorney general's office yesterday urged slavering legislators not to spend any of the state desegregation money once bound for Pulaski County schools until it's clearer that federal Judge Brian Miller's surprise ruling calling an abrupt end to the payments will be upheld. Legislators also got a reminder of gaping needs in Arkansas that tend to be obscured by the fight in Pulaski County.

Rep. John Walker, D-Little Rock, a lawyer who is representing intervenors in the desegregation case, noted that the possible resolution of the desegregation case will not end the state’s obligation to provide an equal educational opportunity to all Arkansas students.

At some point the state is going to have to find a way to make sure that a student in the impoverished eastern Arkansas Delta gets the same education as a student in prosperous Northwest Arkansas, and that will cost money, Walker said.

“Y’all can salivate (over the money) all you want, go ahead and do it, but it’s just a matter of time before the other happens,” he said

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