January 21, 2003
Posted at: 1:50 p.m. CDT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The job of defining what constitutes an adequate education for an Arkansas child could begin in the state Legislature as early as Thursday. That's when the issue is expected to be taken up by the House Education Committee.
An adequacy study is a first step in the state Supreme Court mandate improve the public schools.
A bill scheduled for consideration Thursday morning calls for a special committee to study the adequacy issue with the help of outside experts.
Once the study is complete, the full Legislature can then begin its work on a major education overhaul.