Rep. Steve Harrelson breaks the news on his blog. Gov. Mike Beebe has an 11 a.m. news conference.
Here’s Justice Robert Brown’s opinion for a unanimous court declaring the Arkansas public schools constitutional. Oh frabjous day. Now the hard work begins — keeping them constitutional year after year. And achieving praiseworthy results for all kids.
UPDATE: Beebe passed out thank-yous to those on both sides of the case, including Rogers attorney David Matthews, who Beebe said deserved credit for keeping the issues of Lake View in front of the legislature and the public.
And, he said, “Anybody that thinks we’re through has missed the point.” The legislature and executive branch will at the least need to do biannual reviews of what’s “adequate,” and what parts of the education system are working and not working.