LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – With just eight weeks until election day, people in Little Rock got the chance to hear from the men running to be the city’s next mayor.
The five candidates shared a stage at Mosaic Templars, discussing topics important to young professionals. Among them: pre-K and education.
You can watch the full mayoral forum in the video player above.
As you might imagine, each discussed his priorities for schools here in the capital city.
“We need our elected political leadership engaged with our public school district and pre-K falls in that category. I don’t think that we can except any outcome other than no matter where you live in Little Rock, you know you can send your kids to a great public school,” says Warwick Sabin.
“We have to make certain that our children have the ability to read at a third-grade level and more forward. And that’s the reason why we have toDo as far as the city of Little Rock is be a strategic investor in summer grade level reading to make sure our children have a future right here in the city,” says Frank Scott, Jr.
“When I was super intendant of schools I took the job on May 3, 2015. And by the end of June, we added 300 pre-K seats in the city of Little Rock. 300 new seats for kids who wanted a better chance. ABC kids so I’m not just telling you what I want, or what I’d like to see happen, I’m telling you what I did,” says Baker Kurrus.
If none of these candidates gets 40 percent of the vote, we’ll see a runoff with the top two candidates a few weeks later.