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Leandro v. North Carolina Supreme Court Case

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S: By: A.J Edwards

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FC: American Government | Leandro v. North Carolina

1: Leandro v. North Carolina | Parents, school boards and students from five low-wealth counties (Cumberland, Halifax, Hoke, Robeson and Vance) against the State Board of Education and the State of North Carolina. Some of the poorest counties in the State said that the State did not provide enough money for them to provide their children with a quality education. | May 1994

3: No matter who you are, every child deserves a equal and free public education.

4: Articles on the case | North Carolina Retirement Systems Laws Constitution of North Carolina ARTICLE I Declaration of Rights Sec. 15. Education. The people have a right to the privilege of education, and it is the duty of the State to guard and maintain that right. History Note. - The provisions of this section are similar to those of Art. I, 27, Const. 1868. Legal Periodicals. - For comment on state regulation of private religious schools, see 16 Wake Forest L. Rev. 405 (1980). For article analyzing the evolution of first amendment speech rights in North Carolina, see 4 Campbell L. Rev. 243 (1982). For note, "Delconte v. State: Some Thoughts on Home Education," see 64 N.C.L. Rev. 1302 (1986). For article, "Constitutional Rights of Students, Their Families, and Teachers in the Public Schools," see 10 Campbell L. Rev. 353 (1988). For article, "Of Libel, Language, and Law: New York Times v. Sullivan at Twenty-Five," see 68 N.C.L. Rev. 273 (1990). For a survey of 1996 developments in constitutional law, see 75 N.C.L. Rev. 2252 (1997). For note on Leandro v. State, 346 N.C. 336, 488 S.E.2d 249 (1997), annotated under this section, see 76 N.C.L. Rev. 1481 (1998). For article, "Leandro v. State and the Constitutional Limitation on School Suspensions and Expulsions in North Carolina" see 83 N.C. L. Rev. 1507 (2500).

5: Constitutional Law 94 (NCI4th)-- public schools -- child's right to sound basic education Article I, Section 15 and Article IX, Section 2 of the North Carolina Constitution combine to guarantee every child of this state an opportunity to receive a sound basic education in our public schools. A "sound basic education" is one that will provide the student with at least: (1) sufficient ability to read, write, and speak the English language and a sufficient knowledge of fundamental mathematics and physical science to enable the student to function in a complex and rapidly changing society; (2) sufficient fundamental knowledge of geography, history, and basic economic and political systems to enable the student to make informed choices with regard to issues that affect the student personally or affect the student's community, state, and nation; (3) sufficient academic and vocational skills to enable the student to successfully engage in post-secondary education or vocational training; and (4) sufficient academic and vocational skills to enable the student to compete on an equal basis with others in further formal education or gainful employment in contemporary society.

6: Every child is equal | Public Schools of different sizes

7: No matter what color the child may be or how rich or poor

8: Intersecting Facts on the Case | Public schools in North Carolina are funded by Federal, State, and local property tax. The local school district(county or city) funds school building and facilities. State funds go towards buying books and paying teachers. Local funds in some locations also go to supplementing teacher salaries, sometimes up to 15%.

9: The 2006-2007 budget included a 9.6% increase in K-12 education spending. The budget included more money for low-wealth districts and a salary increase for teachers and administrators, and funded a state-wide expansion of a pilot program for disadvantaged students. An additional $17.9 million in lottery proceeds were also earmarked to expand the More at Four pre-kindergarten program.

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