Head Of Little Rock Schools Talks Closures, Future Of State-Run District

Jan 24, 2017

LRSD head Mike Poore (file photo).
Credit Chris Hickey / KUAR News

The tumult in the Little Rock School District, which is under state control, continues in the new year with plans to close or re-purpose four schools. KUAR’s Jacob Kauffman spoke with Superintendent Mike Poore about the future of the district and the legitimacy of state control.

Topics also include: a special election to continue a tax, the Teacher Fair Dismissal Act, the impact to charter schools in the district, and the return of local control.

KUAR spoke with an opponent of the closures, Dr. Anika Whitfield of Save Our Schools on Monday.