Today, we will be discussing foundational issues in education in NC through the lens of the 25 year Leandro court case. You may wonder why Leandro is important for your family or community or our state? If we want to have a thriving economy that attracts businesses, a workforce that is prepared for the many jobs and vacancies, and opportunities to keep our graduates in rural communities across the state, we must understand the deep connection to early childhood and K-12 education as the foundation and the pipeline for those goals to become a reality. On the show, you will hear from several individuals who serve on or work with the Leandro Commission who will make the connection between the Leandro work and case and the everyday lives of North Carolina students, families, and communities.
Dr. Patrick Miller, Superintendent of Greene County Schools and Member of the Leandro Commission, Chair of the Principal Subcommittee, Chair of the Low Wealth Commission
Rick Glazier, Executive Director of the NC Justice Center
Leigh Kokenes, 2019 National School Psychologist of the Year
Dayson Pasion, Teacher Advisor for NC Governor