CAPES is a non-partisan movement dedicated to preserving and strengthening public education in Arkansas.
We believe that every child deserves access to a high-quality education that prepares them for success in college, career, and life.
We oppose the LEARNS Act and other initiatives that threaten to undermine the public education system and put the future of our children and communities at risk.
Join CAPES and be a voice for public education in Arkansas! Together, we can make a difference and ensure that all students have access to the education they deserve.
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Rep. Jim Wooten
(Republican - Beebe)
"I feel like the voice crying in the wilderness today. I feel like the voice crying from the lion’s den. … I’m here to tell you that this is wrong. Through this bill we have managed to insult, alienate, dislike, show disdain for every single person in this state that has anything to do with public education... This bill will come back to haunt you."
Rep. Vivian Flowers
(Democrat - Pine Bluff)
“The fact that we are establishing policy that doesn’t feed into grow(ing), invest(ing) in our public schools, but instead really leverages the negative rhetoric that has been spewed all over Arkansas and the country, I think does a disservice to our teachers and it certainly does a disservice to our children."