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High School Students Protest Consolidation

January 14, 2003
Posted at: 12:40 p.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Teachers and students at the state Capitol Tuesday to protest school consolidation weren't pleased with Governor Huckabee's State of the State address.

Several dozen Union High School students stood outside the House chambers carrying signs against school consolidation. Representatives of the 350-student district fear being combined with the El Dorado School District.

Consolidation of districts with fewer than 1,500 students was among the sweeping education reforms outlined by Huckabee this morning. But the Union County group said smaller schools improve student performance and offer parents and their children a family atmosphere not found in larger schools.

Jena Daniel, a senior at Union High School, greeted Huckabee as he made his way out of the House chamber and presented him with letters from other students opposing consolidation.

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