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Per the News and Observer:

Twenty-five years after school districts first took the case to  court, an independent consultant says North Carolina needs to sharply  increase school funding — $8 billion more over the next 8 years — to  help provide students a sound basic education.
The report from WestEd, a nonprofit research  group, says that state funding has not kept up with needs, leaving North  Carolina near the bottom in the nation in spending on education. The  result, the report says, is that academic performance has lagged in the  state’s public schools.

The Public School Forum of NC wrote a summary of the critical needs and recommendations from the Leandro report (see more here):

1.Revise the state funding model to provide adequate, efficient, and equitable resources.
2. Provide a qualified, well-prepared, and diverse teaching staff in every school.
3.Provide a qualified and well-prepared principal in every school.
4. Provide all at-risk students with the opportunity to attend high-quality early childhood programs.
5. Direct resources, opportunities, and initiatives to economically disadvantaged students.
6. Revise the student assessment system and school accountability system.
7. Build an effective regional and statewide system of support forthe improvement of low-performing and high-poverty schools.
8. Convene an expert panel to assist the Court in monitoring state policies, plans, programs, and progress.

(Click here for related resources.)

So what role will our elected officials play in fulfilling these obligations under Leandro? Read here about the differing views of NC Education from Lt. Gov. Dan Forest (running for Governor) and Senator Berger. Also, read What Our State Superintendent Said About The Leandro Report.

Read more about the Leandro Report from EdNC here. Read the full Leandro Report here.

Tags: (Education, Leandro Report, NCPol, Dan Forest, Phil Berger, NCGA)

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