What the Affordable Care Act Means to You

While working in Governor Beebe’s administration, I focused a lot of my time on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, what it really does (there are a lot of misconceptions), how best to implement it, and how it affects Arkansas insurance carriers and plans. Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with the Act …

Legislative Session Preview

While working for Governor Beebe, one of my biggest tasks was reading, analyzing, and tracking all education-related bills as they were filed during legislative sessions. The 2013 session starts Monday, and on this blog, I plan to post frequent updates, as well as my analysis, of many of the education, and some non-education, bills as …

Where are we now?

Because of Lake View, a funding scheme emerged where the first 25 mills, or the URT, collected in each school district were remitted to the State Treasurer and then instantly distributed back to the school districts from which they came. The State then distributed, through the Arkansas Department of Education’s Public School Fund, state general …

Welcome

This is a blog dedicated to the numerous legal and policy issues in education facing school board members, administrators, educators, policymakers, and parents in Arkansas and nationwide. Here, I will discuss various court decisions, federal and state legislation, and current happenings that play a part in educating our children. My plan is for this blog …