Pulaski teachers protest | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pulaski teachers protest

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 10:59 AM

I'm way behind on this, but I thought I'd post anyway, belatedly, the release I got yesterday from the Pulaski Association of Classroom Teachers threatening a strike over the state's refusal to recognize their contract with the district.

They may have a winner legally — the state has broad power to take control of a school district, but whether it can unilaterally nullify a superintendent's or a teachers' contract just because it prefers to do so is a very good question. Politically, however, the union is not in a strong position, particularly without a school board majority that owed its election to union organizing.

The Pulaski Couny School District's continued existence — given money, pressure for Jacksonville independence and a growing belief in some quarters that reorganization of the three Pulaski districts is one route out of the lingering desegregation case — is a question the 2013 legislature is likely to take up.

Tags: , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Charter school accountability: Non-existent in Arkansas

    A state audit finds charter school spending violated state law, but the state Education Department says it has no responsibility for ensuring proper management of charter schools. Say what?
    • Mar 5, 2016
  • Speaking of the Clinton Foundation: Returns in maize and beans

    A reporter for Politifact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking organization, sent a reporter to Africa to see where money given to the Clinton Foundation has been put to work. He found tangible results.
    • Sep 6, 2016
  • Policy group urges opposition to new charter seats in Little Rock

    The Arkansas Public Policy Panel is urging supporters of the Little Rock School District to tell state Board of Education members they oppose applications to be heard this week to dramatically expand the number of charter school seats in the Little Rock School District.
    • Mar 9, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

  • LR told D.C. before it told city residents it wasn't going after Amazon

    Little Rock told Amazon it wouldn't be applying as a site for a new headquarters in a full-page ad published in this morning's Washington Post. It kind of jokes that Amazon would just mess up this wonderful city.
  • The LR chamber does the public's business. Is it accountable? Blue Hog on the case.

    Matt Campbell, lawyer and Blue Hog Report blogger, has sent a Freedom of Information Act request to Jay Chessir, director of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor Mark Stodola related to the publicity stunt yesterday  built around withdrawing from the mayor's rash pronouncement that the city would seek an Amazon HQ2 project even though the city  didn't meet the company's criteria.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation