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The Arkansas State Senate: Vote NO on HB 1770

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.

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  • Arkansas Senate
    The Honorable Johnny Key
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    The Honorable Keith Ingram
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    The Honorable Missy Irvin
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    The Honorable David Johnson
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    The Honorable Bryan King
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    The Honorable Michael Lamoureaux
  • Arkansas Senate
    The Honorable Bruce Maloch
  • Arkansas Senate
    The Honorable Bobby Pierce
  • Arkansas Senate
    The Honorable Bill Sample
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    The Honorable David J. Sanders
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    The Honorable Gary Stubblefield
  • Arkansas Senate
    The Honorable Larry Teague
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    The Honorable Robert Thompson
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    The Honorable Eddie Joe Williams
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    The Honorable Jon Woods
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    The Honorable David Wyatt
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    The Honorable David Burnett
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    The Honorable Jeremy Hutchinson
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    The Honorable Jimmy Hickey
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    The Honorable Joyce Elliott
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    The Honorable Jim Hendren
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    The Honorable Eddie Cheatham
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    The Honorable Bruce Holland
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    The Honorable Uvalde Lindsey
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    The Honorable Alan Clark
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    The Honorable Jason Rapert
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    The Honorable Cecil Beldsoe
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    The Honorable Paul Bookout
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    The Honorable Ronald Caldwell
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    The Honorable Linda Chesterfield
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    The Honorable Jonathan Dismang
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    The Honorable Jane English
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    The Honorable Jake Files
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    The Honorable Stephanie Flowers
  • Arkansas Senate
    The Honorable Bart Hester
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