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    It's time to think about radical steps for the Little Rock School District, including the possibility of state takeover. Current governance isn't working well and seems unlikely to get better.
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Re: “Hutchinson lobbyist moves to Teacher Retirement System

The ATRS has 15 billion in principle. It is governed by an elected board of teachers/administrators along with staff. The investments are a diverse portfolio of real estate, farm, timber, and stock investments. The system has invested in the new steel plant. All expenses and payouts are paid from the interest and not the principle. In addition to what the District paid to the retirement system, as a contributory member choice I paid 6% of MY salary for 28 years. That is I paid $.60 out of every $10.00 into the ATRS. As quid pro quo said the ATRS is the the top 1% of there peer group of investment systems.

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Posted by aqua blue on 06/21/2017 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Democrats blast Republicans on Paris reversal

Can they just keep MS Leslie in DC?

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Posted by aqua blue on 06/02/2017 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Democrats blast Republicans on Paris reversal

Can they just keep MS. Leslie in DC?

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Posted by aqua blue on 06/02/2017 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Confederate statues: Arkansas has them, too, of course

But, baker, those old Dixiecrats are now the new Tea Party Republicans. I'm just saying.

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Posted by aqua blue on 05/26/2017 at 1:28 PM

Re: “City Board votes to table homeless feeding ordinance for 8 weeks, study with commission

One of the JROTC instructors was a pleasant man who was rather conservative. But when the subject of the homeless came up, even he would offer that there was a large percentage of the homeless who were also military veterans.

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Posted by aqua blue on 05/17/2017 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Property owners miffed by Hurst decision on historic register bid

The special on Ninth Street in LR running in PBS touched on this. It showed that they built 630 through racially mixed communities and moved black and poverty level people into the projects, segregating the city. They condemned the 9th Street businesses and tore them down. Notice Richard Roe said these "people (and their kin)" will be located around the city and bring down the property values of other neighborhoods. Agree with SP on the consequences of segregation.

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Posted by aqua blue on 04/19/2017 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Property owners miffed by Hurst decision on historic register bid

Just like funds for urban blight and afordable housing was used to develop the downtown lofts and other projects. Sounds like corporate welfare to me.

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Posted by aqua blue on 04/19/2017 at 11:39 AM

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