Leandro hearing revelation: Long-term subs unconstitutional

For the next few days, Superior Court Judge Howard Manning will hear testimony related to the Leandro v. State court case, which deals with the state’s constitutional obligation to provide a “sound, basic education” to all public school students.

According to Alex Granados of EducationNC, Judge Manning declared that the employment of long-term substitute teachers was unconstitutional.

Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 1.06.29 PMCertainly, Judge Manning may have something specific in mind, such as the employment of non-certified long-term substitute teachers or hiring long-term substitutes at the beginning of the school year.  If not, yikes!  Large districts, in particular, will encounter mind-boggling staffing problems.

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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