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Court rules for kids; time for lawmakers to stop fooling around

Posted By Rob Schofield On August 21, 2012 @ 11:03 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

A three-judge panel of the North Carolina Court of Appeals issued a unanimous ruling [1] this morning upholding Superior Court Judge Howard Manning’s ruling from the summer of last year that:

“The State of North Carolina shall not deny any eligible at-risk four year old admission to the North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program (NCPK) and shall provide the quality services of the NCPK to any eligible at-risk four year old that applies.”

The court also upheld Manning’s decision to invalidate state budget provisions that interfere with such a result.

It’s clearly time for the General Assembly to stop stonewalling on this constitutional mandate and appropriate the money necessary to do this critical job NOW. 


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[1] a unanimous ruling: http://appellate.nccourts.org/opinions/?c=2&pdf=MjAxMi8xMS0xNTQ1LTEucGRm

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