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AG opposes stay in Little Rock desegregation case

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he opposes a move to stay a federal judge's ruling that allows Arkansas to end most desegregation funding for three Little Rock-area schools.

McDaniel responded Thursday to Little Rock School District's request to stay a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Brian Miller. The Little Rock School District argued that the loss of money caused by Miller's decision could lead to teacher layoffs.

But McDaniel praised Miller's decision as a step in the right direction and argued against the school district's request.

The attorney general's office says the Little Rock School District receives nearly $2,000 more per student than the state average, so it should be able to meet student's needs, even with a loss of funding from the desegregation decision.

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