Pre-kindergarten funding raises constitutional issues PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 14 August 2011 23:00

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Host Barlow Herget turns to one of the most qualified people to discuss the forthcoming showdown between the legislature and the judiciary over funding for More at Four (now called North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten) classes for at-risk children.   Gene Nichol, a UNC constitutional law professor and director of the NC Center on Poverty, tells Herget that Superior Court Judge Howard Manning's finding that the legislature's budget cuts don't meet constitutional standards. Nichol says if they standoff goes to court, it will be more than a discussion of funding and will involve the constitutional powers of the judiciary and the legislature.  Listen to learn how Nichol believes the case will be resolved.

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