LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A "Teach In" was held on Thursday so that those in the community can have their concerns about the state takeover of Little Rock schools addressed.

Parents, teachers and others in the community gathered at Saint Mark Baptist Church to learn more about state takeovers, not just in Little Rock, but around the U.S.

National Director of Journey for Justice, Jitu Brown talked about the opposition to such movements.

A lot of the attendees told THV11 they feel it's all in an effort to push as many children as possible into charter schools.

"People are not aware of what that really means. The translation is that we can segregate students based on their ethnicity and based on their parents financial situation, and that's not the type of Little Rock we want," said Anika Whitfield with The Coalition of Groups.

Superintendent Baker Kurrus is set to leave at the end of June. The Coalition of Groups expects some major changes to happen between now and then.

They said they just want to be a part of the decision-making process and have their voices heard.