Leandro

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    What’s Missing From The WestEd Report

    The education lawsuit Leandro v. State has been dragging on for 25 years now. The case was originally filed in 1994, and the Supreme Court ruled on it back in 1997. But the parties to the dispute are still entrapped in what feels like a never-ending lawsuit. The latest development…
    Brenee Goforth, February 13, 2020
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    Superintendent candidates critical of governance

    Both Republican and Democratic candidates for superintendent of public instruction agree that North Carolina’s system of education governance does not serve the best interest of students. As I wrote last week, why would the state embark on a massive expansion of its public school apparatus…
    Terry Stoops, February 12, 2020
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    State Board and State Superintendent at it again

    The Charlotte Observer has the details: The State Board of Education is trying to put new rules on Superintendent Mark Johnson following his controversial decision to award an emergency contract of more than $900,000 to use a testing program. State board members have questioned Johnson’s decision last…
    Terry Stoops, February 6, 2020
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    Who Controls Education in N.C.? Everyone and No One

    In the wake of the WestEd report and the following Leandro consent order, questions are circling about what changes will be required in North Carolina’s education system. One question people should be asking, though, is “who will be held accountable for implementing those changes?” JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops…
    Brenee Goforth, February 6, 2020
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    Next Shoe Drops In the Leandro Education Finance Case

    On Tuesday, January 21, the parties in the decades-old Leandro lawsuit received a court order from Judge David Lee. Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello explains: Lee issued a 34-page order Tuesday, Jan. 21, during a meeting with the parties in the decades-old case. Leandro, a court battle that started in 1994, cemented the…
    Brenee Goforth, January 23, 2020
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    Will Court Overstep Into Budget-Making?

    The John Locke Foundation continued its coverage of the recently released WestEd report this week with a research brief co-written by JLF’s Senior Fellow, Joe Coletti, and JLF’s Director of Education Studies, Dr. Terry Stoops. The brief explains: The consultants recommend spending $8 billion over eight years and up to…
    Brenee Goforth, December 13, 2019
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    Finally! The Results of the WestEd Report

    On Tuesday, the contents of the highly anticipated WestEd report were released. The report was commissioned in 2017 by both the plaintiffs and defendants of the long-running Leandro lawsuit. The report contained dozens of recommendations, but here are the highlights listed in the research brief on the subject, authored…
    Brenee Goforth, December 11, 2019
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    JLF’s Terry Stoops responds to long-awaited school funding report

    On December 10, 2019, the long-awaited West Ed report was released. Below is JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops’ initial comments on the matter. https://lockerroom.johnlocke.org/app/uploads/2019/12/JLFs-Terry-Stoops-responds-to-long-awaited-N.C.-school-funding-report.mp4…
    Brenee Goforth, December 11, 2019