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Griffin Praises Succeed Scholarship Program Following Tour of HANNAH School

August 22, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin toured the HANNAH School on Wednesday, a private school in Little Rock that provides specially-tailored education to students with dyslexia. Approximately half of students enrolled in the HANNAH School utilize the Succeed Scholarship Program. Following a school tour and meetings with officials from the school, Lieutenant Governor Griffin released the following statement praising the Succeed Scholarship Program:

“Education does not require a one-size-fits-all approach. Children should not be forced into cookie cutters: Each child is unique and has different learning needs. The HANNAH School is proof positive that the Succeed Scholarship Program (SSP) has been a success for the families who have used it, and we must remain steadfastly committed to expanding school choice and empowering parents in Arkansas for the sake of our children. I remain concerned about the numerous complaints I receive regarding those who are resisting the SSP and denying students with special needs the benefits of the program. Specifically, some kids are having difficulties obtaining an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) because of those who are more concerned about maintaining funding.  We must shine a light on this problem and work to get children the education they need.”

About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin

Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014. From 2011-2015, Griffin served 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 20 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Lieutenant Colonel Griffin holds a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. 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 three children.

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