Governor Mike Huckabee`s point man for school consolidation threw in the towel today. After days of intense negotiations with consolidation foes, Senator Jim Argue says he is resigned to there being NO major restructuring of public schools during the special session that ends its fifth week today. The House has rejected Huckabee`s plan to consolidate districts with fewer than 500 students to make court-ordered education reforms more affordable. Argue says it is now up to consolidation opponents to come up with the best plan they can for correcting a public education system that the state Supreme Court declared unconstitutional last year. That would include a new funding formula and new taxes to pay for it. Argue says he`s struggling with asking Arkansans to pay higher taxes for a school reforms that he says are destined to fall short of what the state needs. Argue says "We need to be taking great leaps in our public education system. The best we`re going to do is tippy-toe."