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The Walton-Funded Hijacking of the Little Rock School District; BY DIANE RAVITCH

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'The Waltons have long coveted control of Little Rock’s public schools. They have used their billions to leverage control of the State Education Department, the Legislature, and the State Education Board. As reported earlier this year, they passed a law “requiring Arkansas school districts to turn over buildings constructed with local property taxes . Read the Open Letter to the State Commissioner and Governor,  written by Rev. Anika Whitfield, a pastor in Little Rock who believes in democracy and public education. It ends 'As tax paying residents of Little Rock, we demand elected representation from our selected peers.What is the ransom you require for Little Rock School District parents, guardians, students, and community supporters to pay for you to release our district back to us now?'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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