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General News    H4'ed 10/23/19

Cathy Frye Tells All About the Shadowy World of School Choice in Arkansas, Part 7; Diane Ravitch blog

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'The Arkansas Public School Resource Center touts itself as a “collaborative local partner” when describing how it excels in supporting rural traditional public schools and open-enrollment charter schools. This is a blatant lie. Yes, APSRC will draft – and lobby for – legislation that will benefit the state’s open-enrollment charter schools. It also will sit idly by while Walton-backed legislation regarding private-school vouchers floats through the Legislature, as it has done in 2017 and 2019. This “nonprofit” organization does not represent – let alone advocate for- the 85 percent of the state’s rural traditional public schools that are paying $2,500 per year to be members of APSRC'. So why do 85 percent of Arkansas’ traditional public school districts remain – or become – APSRC members? '



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