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Starving Children


Last updated 6/23/2021 at 3:40pm

The budget draft released by the leadership of the state Senate this week ignores recent court rulings and disrespects both teachers by offering them a 1.5% salary increase this year and next, and ultimately harms our children.

In a case referred to as the Leandro decision, the North Carolina State Supreme Court ruled in 1997 and 2004 that the state had not fulfilled its constitutional requirement to provide every child in the state a sound, basic education. For years, the state did little to improve the quality of education in North Carolina in the form of higher salaries for educators,...

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