Arkansas Governor Signs Bill Adding $122 Million for Schools

March 2007
Education Week;3/21/2007, Vol. 26 Issue 28, p19
The article explains the effect of Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe's fiscal year 2008 school funding legislation on the Arkansas Supreme Court's mandate on school funding. In 2002, the state's high court mandated that the state "adequately and fairly fund" the school system, and in 2006 it investigated complaints from three school districts that the states was not fulfilling its obligation. Beebe's approval of the legislation could resolve the case.


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