Howard Manning

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    N.C. Appeals Court ruling on pre-k order

    As Mitch pointed out, the N.C. Appeals Court upheld Superior Court Judge Howard Manning’s order to provide pre-kindergarten education to all “at risk” four-year-old children.  No suprise there.  But one of the concluding paragraphs is worth noting. Additionally, we would like to emphasize that while MAF was the remedy…
    Terry Stoops, August 21, 2012
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    More on the Manning mess

    Apparently, my discussion of Judge Howard Manning’s court order generated some misunderstanding.  So here are a few additional thoughts: 1. I do not condone judicial activism, even when the judge is a Republican like Manning.  I think I have made that clear.  Thus, I am (and will never…
    Terry Stoops, July 19, 2011
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    Judge Manning speaketh

    Here we go again. Judge Howard Manning, who oversees the Leandro school-adequacy lawsuit, issued an order that requires the NC General Assembly to revise a budget provision that caps at-risk student enrollment in state pre-kindergarten programs at 20 percent. This is a HUGE blow to the Leandro plaintiffs, who…
    Terry Stoops, July 18, 2011
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    Reflections on day one of the Manning hearing

    Yesterday, Judge Howard Manning conducted hearings on issues related to the Leandro school adequacy case. The News & Observer focused their report on a co-payment requirement for families who enroll their children in pre-kindergarten programs.  Of course, there wasn’t much talk about Section 10.7 (h) of the budget,…
    Terry Stoops, June 23, 2011
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    Boycott Manning’s Kangaroo Court

    Wake County Superior Court Judge Howard Manning issued an order for a hearing on June 22 to discuss education funding.  Senate Majority Leader Phil Berger hopes that Judge Manning is not “assuming or attempting to assume the role of legislators.”  But that is what Manning, our backyard judicial activist,…
    Terry Stoops, May 31, 2011