Two-Way: Gary Newton Of Arkansas Learns On LRSD, Charters, & Superintendents

Apr 22, 2016

Arkansas Department of Education Building in Little Rock near the state Capitol building.
Credit Jacob Kauffman / KUAR

Much of Little Rock is fuming over the decision by Arkansas Department of Education head Johnny Key to not renew Superintendent Baker Kurrus’s contract. But not everyone in the district is upset, some see much promise in the pick of Michael Poore of Bentonville schools.

KUAR’s Jacob Kauffman spoke with Gary Newton, president of the education policy group Arkansas Learns to talk about the decision and the role of charter schools in the district.