Stories tagged: "Leandro"


NC Senate leader Phil Berger in a 2016 file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
From a Teacher: Stop Using Equity as a Prop for School Reopening, Sen. Berger

The NC Senate head, whose leadership has been very bad for education, should stay away from equity arguments on school reopening during the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus Is No Excuse for NC Lawmakers’ Leandro Failure

Pandemics do not relieve North Carolina lawmakers of their constitutional mandate from the Leandro case to provide a “sound basic education.”

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26 Years After Leandro, These Lawmakers Say This is How to Fix Educational Inequality in NC

Three North Carolina lawmakers say the state legislature has failed to meet the orders of the landmark Leandro case.

Reece Hamilton, a 13-year-old from Pembroke, studies remotely. She’s in seventh grade at Littlefield Middle School, where her father Kendall Hamilton is the principal.
‘Not All of Them Can Do Zoom’: NC Students Face Huge Inequalities as Coronavirus Closes Schools

With NC schools shuttered, COVID-19 touched off a debate about the lack of broadband infrastructure in some parts of the state and educational equality.