Leandro vs. NC
The Leandro vs. NC case is still in progress and we just wanted to keep this case at the forefront of your mind! The inequity in the quality of Education in wealthy areas vs. low income areas is apparent. This case is important for us at the Partnership due to our belief of providing High-quality early childhood education for all in North Carolina!
Leandro vs. NC – Public School Forum of North Carolina
In 1994, five school districts in low-wealth counties along with families filed a lawsuit against the state (Leandro v. State of North Carolina) arguing that their school districts did not have enough money to provide an equal education for their children, despite the fact that they taxed their residents higher than average. Twenty-five years later, the Leandro case remains one of the biggest education policy issues in North Carolina — and those counties — Hoke, Halifax, Robeson, Vance, and Cumberland — which were among the lowest funded in the state, remain toward the bottom of our rankings in terms of their ability to support public schools on a per pupil basis.
Twice the Supreme Court has ruled (1997, 2004) that North Carolina has a constitutional obligation to ensure all children have access to a sound basic education that includes competent and well-trained teachers and principals, as well as equitable access to sufficient resources. Our research, however, has demonstrated that our state continues to fall short to meet that constitutional obligation, as affirmed by the Leandro rulings.
To read full article Click her : https://www.ncforum.org/leandro/
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Question: How can I get a ride to the polls to vote early or on election day?
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