Herbert Wright

Former Arkansas lawmaker, LEARNS Act co-author appointed to State Board of Education

BY: - July 13, 2023

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders appointed former state Rep. Ken Bragg of Sheridan to the Arkansas State Board of Education on Thursday. Bragg, a longtime advocate of school vouchers, replaces former board chair Ouida Newton, whose term expired June 30. In a press conference, Sanders credited Bragg with co-writing her signature education legislation, the LEARNS Act, […]

Pulaski County Courthouse

Arkansas LEARNS Act again on hold following court ruling

BY: and - June 30, 2023

A Pulaski County judge has again struck down the emergency clause of the LEARNS Act, halting implementation of the governor’s signature education law for a second time.  Judge Herbert Wright issued an order Friday that states the law’s emergency clause was not enacted pursuant to the Arkansas Constitution, which requires a separate roll-call vote garnering […]