Mark Johnson was elected nearly two years ago as State Superintendent of Public Instruction. For much of his tenure, he was engaged in a power struggle with the State Board of Education over who’s in charge of public education. Now that the N.C. Supreme Court has sided with Johnson and the General Assembly, he’s moved quickly to restructure the Department, creating new leadership positions, replacing senior staff, and pushing ahead on several key initiatives. As the new school year begins, we sit down with Superintendent Johnson to discuss his top priorities and the key issues facing education in North Carolina.
Mark Johnson, NC Superintendent of Public Instruction
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