For too long, Arkansas students’ public school options have been limited by residential assignment. This outdated and unfair method of school assignment sorts students into schools based on the geographic location of their homes.
This means that access to better public education options can depend on a family’s ability to essentially “buy” seats to better public schools through their mortgage inside the right school district boundaries.
However, a new Arkansas proposal aims to level the playing field, letting families pick their schools— public or private —regardless of their income. Introduced by State Sen. Breanne Davis, the LEARNS Act (Senate Bill 294), has