Baker Kurrus wants to be mayor of a town with stronger neighborhoods, closer connections

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A song for you. Baker Kurrus has already been a mayor of sorts, overseeing schools as agencies; administrators, principals and teachers as staff; and children as his constituency. As the appointed superintendent for the Little Rock School District from May 2015 to June 2016, he made a lot of friends among public school supporters unhappy with the state Board of Education's takeover of the LRSD. The board, many influenced by the charter-school supporting Walton Family Foundation, disbanded the LRSD School Board in January 1998 for the slimmest of reasons, that six of its 44 schools were in "academic distress," producing anger among patrons helpless to change things. Kurrus, 64, who'd served on the school board for...

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Baker Kurrus wants to be mayor of a town with stronger neighborhoods, closer connections

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