Brown V. Board Of Education Coverage
MARY ANN WOLF: A school finance system providing adequate, equitable and efficient resources for every child
Monday, March 15, 2021 -- What is a sound basic education? Over the past 25-plus years, rulings in North Carolina's landmark school funding court case -- known as Leandro -- have defined what a sound basic education looks like. It includes baseline student abilities around reading, math and physical science as well as being able to make informed choices in their communities. They must also be well-equipped to be able to compete in both college and career and become gainfully employed citizens.
On the Record: A little girl, a court decision that changed American history
Before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his message began to get traction, there was a slow movement regarding civil rights. One very weighty moment came in 1954 as the US Supreme Court ruled "separate but equal" would not, could not, ever again be the law of the land. The ruling came in the case of Brown vs. Board of Education. Linda Brown died two weeks ago at the age of 75. We'll talk more about that era, and what was going on in North Carolina this week On the Record