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HB 1770 will, if passed, allow state-takeovers of school districts to last as long as five years. Under current law, two years is the maximum. Two years is long enough.

To extend this big-government seizure of school districts for three additional years would be undemocratic and unAmerican. Parents, taxpayers, voters -- all have been robbed of their voices in school districts which have been taken over. Why? They cannot vote in school board elections. They are utterly disenfranchised, and at the mercy of appointed (not elected) officials of the Arkansas Department of Education. State-takeover is emergency-only. It should not be prolonged.

This is taxation without representation. It goes against everything America stands for. We call upon the Arkansas State Senate to reject this bad bill from the Arkansas State House, and allow local control of Arkansas schools to be restored in a timely manner.

Letter to
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Johnny Key
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Keith Ingram
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Missy Irvin
and 33 others
Arkansas Senate The Honorable David Johnson
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Bryan King
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Michael Lamoureaux
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Bruce Maloch
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Bobby Pierce
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Bill Sample
Arkansas Senate The Honorable David J. Sanders
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Gary Stubblefield
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Larry Teague
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Robert Thompson
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Eddie Joe Williams
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Jon Woods
Arkansas Senate The Honorable David Wyatt
Arkansas Senate The Honorable David Burnett
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Jeremy Hutchinson
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Jimmy Hickey
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Joyce Elliott
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Jim Hendren
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Eddie Cheatham
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Bruce Holland
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Uvalde Lindsey
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Alan Clark
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Jason Rapert
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Cecil Beldsoe
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Paul Bookout
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Ronald Caldwell
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Linda Chesterfield
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Jonathan Dismang
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Jane English
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Jake Files
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Stephanie Flowers
Arkansas Senate The Honorable Bart Hester
Arkansas State Senate
Please vote NO on HB 1770.