Dr. Anika Whitfield, aleader of grassroots Little Rock School District support groups, happened to see Gov. Asa Hutchinson and his wife Susan having brunch at Community Bakery after church this morning. He said, in response to her question, that he wouldn’t be attending an organizing meeting today, nor would he likely be responding positively to her many requests to meet with him.
By one remark, it would appear he was aware of Whitfield and not in a positive way.
Whitfield is outspoken. And impatience is understandable. The governo is in charge of the state Board of Education and he and his unqualified appointee as “school board” (Education Secretary Johnny Key) have dodged contact with Little Rock school district advocates, teachers, parents and supporters (except for some hand-picked sympathizers) for the five years of failed state oversight of the state’s largest school district.
Back to your breakfast, governor.
The line is open.