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Court Rules Against Status Quo

Mark Johnson, the NC Superintendent of Public Instruction, issued the following statement regarding today’s Superior Court ruling on NC State Board of Education v. State.

“For too long, the lack of clarity about DPI leadership has fostered a system of non-accountability,” said Johnson. “While this system is great for shifting blame and avoiding responsibility, non-accountability at DPI hurts North Carolina students. Last December, the General Assembly addressed this problem by clarifying the parameters set forth in the NC Constitution. Their efforts offered greater transparency to educators and parents across the state seeking to engage with DPI and greater accountability at DPI.”

“Today, the Superior Court has affirmed the constitutionality of the General Assembly’s actions and I look forward to, belatedly, working for more and better change at DPI.”

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