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The ‘education governor’ and the threat to public schools

BY: - January 11, 2023

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ two inauguration day speeches and slew of executive orders she issued contained a lot of references to GOP red-meat issues: from an alleged “crime wave plaguing our cities” to supposedly creeping big government from Washington.  I’m going to focus on the big one: so-called education reform. To reform something is to […]

Lawmakers approve $188 million in relief funds for schools in third review round

BY: - September 1, 2022

An Arkansas Legislative Council subcommittee approved the disbursal of $188 million in federal relief funds to 44 school districts Thursday. This was the third round of plans reviewed by lawmakers. Today’s authorization by the Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review panel is part of the council’s continued efforts to review districts’ use of American Rescue Plan […]