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.
Certainly, 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.