The Reform Alliance, a group that’s been pushing school segregation in the form of charters and vouchers for years now, is putting on a victory lap of a town hall tonight, with special guest Jacob Oliva.
7 PM TONIGHT! Sec. Jacob Oliva will join us for a town hall about the EFA program created by the LEARNS Act. Registration is linked below, along with a form to submit questions beforehand. Please join us!
— The Reform Alliance (@1ReformAlliance) March 29, 2023
The Reform Alliance is a sham that’s worked for years to defund the public schools that serve more than 90% of Arkansas students in favor of private and charter schools that serve only the families with the resources to seek them out. Don’t take it from us! Take it from Ozark sweetheart Gwen Faulkenberry, a public education advocate with a mama bear instinct to protect all Arkansas students like they’re her own. Author of romance novels and Christian devotionals, Faulkenberry calls BS on the Reform Alliance in a most ladylike way.
If you’re looking for a bit more edge, Max Brantley had the Reform Alliance’s number and called out their game pretty thoroughly here.
Arkansas lawmakers, including Republican ones, have fought off the school privatizers in sessions past. But there’s a new governor in town, and she’s calling all the shots now. As Republican lawmaker Rep. Bruce Cozart (R-Hot Springs), a longtime voucher opponent who rolled over and sponsored the voucher bill this session said, it’s not up to you and me. “The rich want vouchers. That’s who this legislation is for. The rich. They want it and they are going to get it. I am sorry but that’s just the truth,” Cozart told a group of public school teachers at the Capitol earlier this year.
The Reform Alliance has been lobbying to take from the poor and give to the rich in the form of school vouchers for years now, so congratulations are in order on their Arkansas LEARNS success.
Tonight the Reform Alliance will fete the Florida man who comes bearing gifts, here to redistribute wealth upward while also foisting DeSantis-style “don’t say gay” and anti-CRT policies on Arkansas public schools. Register to watch here.