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Candidate Curtis Coleman Unveils Education Plan

The gubernatorial race is heating up, and one candidate made his way to northwest Arkansas to share his hopes of the future of education here in the Natural State.
The gubernatorial race is heating up, and one candidate made his way to northwest Arkansas to share his hopes of the future of education here in the Natural State.

Republican Curtis Coleman presenting his education plan Wednesday called "Arkansas at the Head of the Class." It touches on how to make the state more prosperous, starting with education.

Coleman has based his plan on four points:
Let teachers teach, let parents choose, let schools live and let students succeed.

"What we want to do is revive Arkansas' economy by dramatically restoring Arkansas' educational abilities. Because the fact is, good jobs require a good education. and we have a critical skill labor shortage in Arkansas now," Coleman said.

One thing the candidate wants to see changed is the pressure for students to attend 4-year universities.

Instead he'd increase support for trade schools and community colleges like NWACC to better equip students to land available jobs.

To see his full plan, click here.

To see Republican candidate Asa Hutchinson's education plan, click here.

To see Democratic candidate Mike Ross' education plan, click here.




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