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Re: “Thursday's open line and the afternoon roundup

Open line showed up just after I posted this in another thread.
Sorry.
Interesting district court case going on right now concerning the City of NLR and a business operating without a license in a residential zone crushing concrete. Mayor Smith cut a deal with the business owner to prevent halting the progression on the I-440 construction. Now it's up to the district judge on whether or not the business is fined for ignoring the NLR city council's denial of a permit for use back in February. Based on a recent article in the DG, sounds like there was a handshake deal between the mayor and the business owner. Business owner lost with the City. We shall see if the courts fine it or not.

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Posted by Lbishop on 09/21/2017 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Ted Suhl makes appeal to 8th Circuit of bribery conviction

Interesting district court case going on right now concerning the City of NLR and a business operating without a license in a residential zone crushing concrete. Mayor Smith cut a deal with the business owner to prevent halting the progression on the I-440 construction. Now it's up to the district judge on whether or not the business is fined for ignoring the NLR city council's denial of a permit for use back in February. Based on a recent article in the DG, sounds like there was a handshake deal between the mayor and the business owner. Business owner lost with the City. We shall see if the courts fine it or not.

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Posted by Lbishop on 09/21/2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Updated: State Board of Education gives final green light to three more charters in Little Rock

Charter schools are good for those children who have already been dealt a good hand. We're re-segregating the population with charter schools.
On top of that, charter's are not held to the same education services standard traditional public schools are. For instance, they offer limited special education services and those they do provide are typically contracted out.
"At Risk" children often need special assistance. When open enrollment charters do allow a certain percentage of children in this classification into their schools, they often cannot provide the services needed to ensure academic success (especially those that open their doors "half cocked" - Scott Charter).
I agree that there may be a public/charter partnership possibility. I just don't see the Walton's, Mr. Key or the State Board giving each its fair share.

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Posted by Lbishop on 09/15/2017 at 7:29 AM

Re: “State Police respond to call for help on Little Rock streets

Sound - What makes you think some rich white elected politician living in Chenal Valley who has been surrounded by wealthy influential business men and women is going to understand SW Little Rock and be able connect with the people driving the violence? Campaigns will say money will be pushed toward law enforcement and neighborhood programs, but the minute someone is elected they succumb to the wealthy who always have and will continue to
ru(i)n our city.

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Posted by Lbishop on 08/17/2017 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Collaboration with charter schools urged in LR School District report

Unless charter schools are funded to provide the same support services as public schools (special education, full-time nurse, literacy coaches etc.), I'm not a fan of a blended approach. Thus far, all I see is tax payer dollars going to charters to fund facilities and a push a private school/segregation agenda using public dollars. If the State can figure out how to openly allocate money in the right places for charters, maybe I could get on board. If not, I say stop ripping existing public schools apart by funneling money to charters.

BTW, I have experienced a certain charter in Pulaski County. Opened too soon, ill-prepared and unequipped to serve the local population. It's rural Arkasnas, not WLR/Maumelle.

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Posted by Lbishop on 08/01/2017 at 8:32 AM

Re: “The Mooch is out at White House thanks to John Kelly

You have to admit, the guy was entertaining. I might miss the verbal hail storms a little.

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Posted by Lbishop on 07/31/2017 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Gwendolynn Combs issues 2nd District campaign announcement

I'm sorry, who is she?

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Posted by Lbishop on 07/31/2017 at 12:57 PM

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