Stephens coverage of something on which I unequivcally agree with Gov. Huckabee and his education officials: Every child in Arkansas should take the "Smart Core" college-prep curriculum and there should NOT be an opt-out for any student. A push is underway to encourage the better curriculum and focus on the state's still huge dropout rate. Huckabee sees the situation in moral terms and I wouldn't quarrel.
Maybe I missed it. Have the gubernatorial candidates said whether they favor legislating an end to an opt-out clause for the Smart Core curriculum, which some 10 percent of parents have chosen?