RALEIGH — North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) President Tamika Walker Kelly released the following statement celebrating today’s decision by the Supreme Court of North Carolina in ordering the legislature to transfer funds for the Leandro education plan:
“Today’s ruling reaffirming that the General Assembly must fund the Leandro education plan is a victory for everyone who believes all students, regardless of their background, deserve to receive a fully funded education that prepares them for the future. Since the start of the Leandro legal battle, an entire generation of students in North Carolina has lost out on what it means to have a fully funded education. Our legislators have done us all a disservice by not providing adequate resources for our schools to be successful and it is up to us to hold them accountable to the constitution of our state.
“We see every day the disparities in this state between affluent and marginalized communities and we know that today’s ruling takes us one step closer to allowing every student to grow and thrive in their public schools.”