Citizen Coalition Beat Privatization in Arkansas.


VICTORY RALLY: A gathering meant to oppose HB 1733 turned into a victory party Tuesday night on news the sponsor wouldn’t attempt to pass the bill this session. – Mandatory credit BARRY HAAS

This is what happens when citizens stand together to oppose corporate takeovers of public institutions. Allies of the Walton family proposed a state takeover of the Little Rock School District, because 6 of 48 schools were low-performing. Advocates for the takeover wanted to turn the district into an all-charter district, like Néw Orleans. But community resistance was strong and the proposed legislation was withdrawn:

Education Advocates Applaud the Halt of School Privatization Bill

>>> Read more Arkansas Times.  >>>Bruce Cozart Pulls Nonprofit School District Proposal




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