by Max Brantley
A couple of stories worth noting:John Lyon reports for Stephens Media.
* BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB ATTACK ON PUBLIC SCHOOLS; A hearing was held today in federal court on the effort led by the Billionaire Boys go-to lawyer Jess Askew to essentially nullify any means for school districts to exempt themselves from a recently broadened school choice law. Askew (who won't tell me who pays for his various legal actions working against conventional school districts in the name of Walton/Hussman agenda items such as charter schools, school transfers and the rest) argues that there is no law governing school choice for the coming school year because of an ambiguous date in the law (it occurred before the law was passed), so all transfers must be accepted from white students trying to flee Blytheville for neighboring majority white districts. And he said all the federal court cases in which the Blytheville district has been involved over desegregation no longer constitute the history of desegregation for which the legislature clearly intended to give districts a way to exempt themselves from unfettered choice. Rob Moritz of Stephens Media has coverage. Federal Judge Kris Baker allowed the suit by parents hoping to leave the district to go forward, but didn't rule on merits or an injunction request.