Topic: State Board of Education vs. NC General Assembly

HB 17 was passed in a surprise special session of the NC General Assembly in December. The bill, signed into law by former Gov. Pat McCrory, strips much of the power from the State Board of Education and gives it to the newly elected Superintendent of Public Instruction, Republican Mark Johnson. The State Board claims the law is unconstitutional and has filed a lawsuit to overturn it.

Guests Include:

Bill Cobey, Chairman, State Board of Education
Willis Whichard, Former Associate Justice, NC Supreme Court
Howard Lee, Former Chairman, State Board of Education

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