Judge: North Carolina Must Spend $1.75B To Narrow Education Gap
Last updated 11/11/2021 at 11:57am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina trial judge on Wednesday ordered the state to pay out $1.75 billion to help narrow the state’s public education inequities, angering Republicans who said the directive usurps lawmakers' constitutional authority over state coffers.
Superior Court Judge David Lee, who is charged with overseeing corrective responses related to school funding litigation that began over a quarter-century ago, said the legislative and executive branches have been afforded every courtesy over the years to act decisively. But, he said, “this court's deference is at an end...