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This North Carolina court case began in 1994, and it defines the state constitutional right for students to a sound, basic education and the state’s obligations to remedy constitutional violations. It is generally referred to as the Leandro litigation, named after one of the original plaintiffs from Hoke County.

Here is everything you need to know about Leandro, written and updated by Ann McColl, a lawyer and state  constitutional scholar.

The next round of oral arguments are calendared for Feb. 22, 2024, in the N.C. Supreme Court.