LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - U.S. District Judge Brian Miller shook up Central Arkansas school systems Thursday with a ruling that the state no longer has to provide funds to central Arkansas school districts, to achieve desegregation. It means a loss of $70 million to Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pulaski County schools.
Baker Kurrus, a former Little Rock School District board member, was a guest on "Today's THV at 6:30," and talked about what the ruling means.
His main point was that now all three districts will need to become self sustaining and can no longer count on the rest of the state to supplement programs.
According to Kurrus, this means in Little Rock, that academic waste can no longer be tolerated. He sees a loss of jobs but also a tightening of the operation as being a good thing.