Take ACTION to protect Little Rock Schools

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Dear Friend,

On THURSDAY the State Board of Education will make a decision that could have long lasting impacts on the Little Rock School District. Two charter schools in Little Rock have applied to expand by nearly 3,000 students. This expansion will be approved unless the Arkansas Board of Education votes on March 10th to review the applications. 

This is TOO IMPORTANT TO NOT REVIEW. The State Board of Education took over LRSD a little more than a year ago, removing the elected school board. The new LRSD Superintendent has had less than a year to turn things around. The expansion of the LISA and eStem charters has the potential to undermine the fragile progress LRSD students are making. 

TELL THE STATE TO STUDY THE IMPACT!

1) Join us Wednesday, 12-2pm, for a Twitter Town hall to #StandForARKids.

2) Join us at the Arkansas Department of Education (Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201) Thursday (3/10) at 9:30 am to represent for our LRSD schools.

3) Sign up HERE (https://t.e2ma.net/click/ag7bn/68243d/u7l1cd) to join educators, community members, and parents this week to build power and support for our LRSD in our Week of Action for #SaveLRSD.

4) Email the State Board of Education members (Toyce Newton, Mireya Reith, Joe Black, Vicki Saviers, Jay Barth, Diane Zook, Susan Chambers, Charisse Dean, and Brett Williamson) and ask them to review the decision to expand charter schools in Little Rock.

CLICK HERE TO SEND AN EMAIL TO THE BOARD 

SIGN OUR PETITION HERE (https://t.e2ma.net/click/ag7bn/68243d/a0m1cd)

AND FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO NEIGHBORS, FRIENDS, & FAMILY

The Arkansas Public Policy Panel is a statewide organization dedicated to achieving social and economic justice by organizing citizen groups around the state, educating and supporting them to be more effective and powerful, and linking them with one another in coalitions and networks. The Panel seeks to bring balance to the public policy process in Arkansas.

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