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Griffin Sends Letter to Board of Education in Support of School Choice and Charter Schools

March 09, 2016

Says, ‘charter schools empower parents by expanding their child’s educational options’

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin issued the following statement after sending a letter to each member of the State Board of Education:

“As your lieutenant governor, and the father of two young children in the Little Rock public school system, I understand that parents are the best judge of where their children should be educated and want a choice in education. I am a proponent of school choice, and I believe variety and competition in education is a good thing. Choice leads to competition. Competition leads to innovation. Innovation leads to excellence.                                                                                                             

“Charter schools empower parents by expanding their child’s educational options. They also provide students with a better chance to reach their potential. I encourage the State Board of Education to support the development and expansion of charter schools.”

Find the letter sent to each member here.

About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin

Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014, and completed his second term as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 19 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their two children.


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