Last weekend hundreds of Little Rock denizens and public school proponents rallied at the Capitol to call for the state to renew Superintendent Baker Kurrus’s contract, place a moratorium on charter school expansion, and to return control to a locally elected school board. Bill Kopsky, with the Arkansas Public Policy Panel, helped organized that event.
KUAR’s Jacob Kauffman talked with Kopsky about what’s next and his conversations with the district’s new head Michael Poore.
KUAR is airing a number of voices comprising the LRSD this week. Education Commissioner Johnny Key and the announced LRSD Superintendent Michael Poore have not responded to KUAR's requests for interview.