ACTION ALERT! NO on SB746
TOMORROW, Wednesday, March 29th, legislators in the State House are planning to bring a school voucher bill for a vote.
The so-called Parental Choice Pilot Program also known as SB746 would create a multi-million dollar school voucher program, siphoning away critical funding from our state budget and potentially devastating rural districts that are already operating on shoestring budgets. Let's be honest, SB746 would be a tear in the fabric of our schools and our communities.
The dollars diverted from our State budget would be sent to private schools with no accountability. Even more troubling, the private schools who end up receiving these vouchers lack the transparency that would allow parents to ensure their children are receiving the quality education they deserve.
As an educator, you have seen the negative impact that school closings and consolidations have had on our communities. You also know that the only way to ensure that every Arkansas student, no matter their zip code, has access to a meaningful education is to have a strong and well-resourced public school system. Contact your Representative TODAY and tell them NO on SB746!