Arkansans for World-Class Education wants to establish the right of all Arkansans to a free, equitably funded and world-class education for grades K-12, INCLUDING classroom teachers or instructors who are fairly and professionally compensated.
Also, to ensure that every child three or older but younger than 6 will receive free, equitable, effective and age appropriate state funded pre -K program.
We dropped the ballot initiative for 2022, but we haven't slowed down.
We joined forces with many other advocacy groups in the PayAREducators Coalition. Our work included helping to organize a rally and block party at the Capital the day before the special session and attending legislative committee meetings.
We also created an anonymous online survey for educators about salary and job satisfaction. This helped us counter some of the messaging that raises weren’t necessary.
During the General Assembly we will be posting legislative updates on our social media about any bills that could affect public education.
We are a non-profit organization that believes students in Arkansas deserve a world-class education. We believe this can be achieved by compensating teachers, reducing class size and requiring locally elected school boards.