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Arkansas 21c News: Recent Court Cases

The Lake View Case:
In Fall 2000, at the request of the Arkansas Supreme Court, a hearing on whether the current system of public education was in compliance with the Arkansas Constitution was held in Pulaski County Chancery Court with Judge Collins Kilgore presiding. Judge Kilgore ruled that the current system of education was unconstitutional.

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Blue Ribbon Commission:
Because the Arkansas Constitution says it is the legislature's responsibility to provide a fair and equal education, our lawmakers passed Act 1398, An Act to Create a Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Education, in the 2001 legislative session in hopes of avoiding a very likely possibility that our education system will be declared unconstitutional. The Commission is made up of 25 Arkansas citizens and six legislators who are charged with addressing our serious educational problems and proposing solutions to them.

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