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Today, Action for Children North Carolina and the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law’s Center for Civil Rights jointly released a new report entitled What Stands Between North Carolina Students and A Sound Basic Education?

This Education Brief takes a look at how schools are faring 10 years after the first N.C. Supreme Court Leandro decision, which affirmed our state’s constitutional obligation to provide every child the opportunity to receive a sound basic education. It examines data that focus on teacher, administrator and resource adequacy within our public schools, and in particular, within our most disadvantaged school systems. The report also documents the wide variations in school system resources and outcomes, and details policy options to improve outcomes statewide.

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Data for North Carolina’s most disadvantaged school systems are included in the report. Information on all North Carolina school districts — and the report itself — are available online at or at