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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Demonstration planned for Little Rock School District

Posted By on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 5:59 PM

Have free time at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow? Join a group planning to demonstrate at the state Education Department on the Capitol mall over the state's mismanagement of Little Rock School District, including the firing of superintendent Baker Kurrus.

On Wednesday, as Michael Poore visits Little Rock, parents, lawmakers, educators and community members will stand together at the Arkansas Department of Education at 4:45 PM to support students of the Little Rock School District.

The #StandUp4LR event is being held to show policy makers our community will continue to push for a return to local control, after a series of political moves has broken the trust of families across this city.

The recent actions of Commissioner Key, with the Governor's support, shows we cannot expect the state to deal effectively and apolitically with our schools. It shows that we must seek a return of Little Rock schools to local, democratically elected school board. Our community deserves to have a voice in the governance of its school district and input into decisions that fundamentally affect our children, the economy and quality of life.

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