Rutledge to Participate in Education Town Hall

July 30, 2021

Education town halls scheduled for GOP, Democratic gubernatorial candidates

Just in time for the new school year and to show how proud she is to share her platform with Arkansas voters, Republican candidate Leslie Rutledge will be the only candidate representing the Republican ticket at an education town hall scheduled for Monday, August 21, 2021, from 7-8 pm. 

Relatively 70% of the state’s budget is spent on education each year, and after parents across the state saw the impact that Covid shutdowns had on learning, many are focused on what each candidate has planned for the education of their children. “With school [expected to return] this fall, we believe it is important for the candidates vying to lead our state to express their visions for education,” said KATV News Director Nick Genty and Talk Business & Politics Editor-in-Chief Roby Brock. “Parents and students are paying close attention to what these candidates are proposing as it has a direct effect on their lives during these turbulent times.”

Arkansas currently ranks 41st for education in the US, according to US News. Getting this opportunity to showcase the key components of Rutledge’s gubernatorial platform in relation to education is critical for parents who are anxious about the future of Arkansas for their children. 

“I’m excited to discuss with Arkansans my vision as Governor to ‘Make Arkansas First’ in education. Arkansas students must have the opportunity to get a first-class education regardless of skin color, zip code, or family income. As the only candidate for Governor with nearly 7 years of executive experience working with our legislators, Department of Education, and local schools in addition to successfully pushing back against the Biden Administration’s implementation of Critical Race Theory, I look forward to sharing my blueprint for making Arkansas first in educational opportunities and success,” Rutledge said.