LITTLE Stone, Ark. – Arkansas Head legal officer Tim Griffin has documented a Crisis Movement for Stay and Facilitated Thought in the most recent legitimate test against the new clearing training regulation in the state.
A temporary restraining order was issued on Friday by Pulaski County Judge Herbert Wright until June 20. Based on the emergency provisions included in the law, a lawsuit filed by attorney Ali Noland a few weeks ago led to the decision.
Noland stated to KARK 4 News that the purpose of the suit was to stop the law from being applied too quickly.
She stated that she represents a group of citizens who want to give the law enough time to be repealed and a group from the Marvell Elaine School District who want to stop LEARNS from allowing the district to be taken over by a charter school before it’s too late.
According to Noland’s statement, “both of those groups are suing to stop the Department of Education, the Secretary of Education, the State Board of Education, and the state of Arkansas from applying the LEARNS Act before the date that it should go into effect.”
Griffin, on the other hand, asserted that freezing the law also entails suspending portions of it that immediately benefit Arkansans. He said this holds schools back from having the option to plan for the impending school year and changes that will be made under LEARNS, and it might actually bring about schools beginning late.
Griffin stated, “The judge’s order last week freezes the educational system that needs to prepare for the fall and has the consequence of denying teachers pay raises and maternity leave…”
Griffin asserted that there is no aspect of the law that he cannot defend, despite Noland’s assertion to KARK 4 News that the emergency clauses in the law were enacted unlawfully.
Griffin stated, “We are vigorously defending it.” What was passed is constitutional; it is in line with decades-old House and Senate practices.
Griffin also stated that, despite having voted in favor of LEARNS, he is concentrating on his legal role in this case. Griffin stated that he is confident that the Arkansas Supreme Court will uphold his legal position and overturn the judge’s approved temporary restraining order.
Source – Kark