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A new report finds that North Carolina has made little progress complying with a 22-year-old state Supreme Court decision declaring every child should have the opportunity for a sound basic education.

A trial court judge last year ordered an outside consultant to generate the report, which also suggests compliance could cost billions of dollars covering several years. The 300-page report focuses on eight areas for improvement, including a revision of the state’s school funding model and directives to provide “qualified and well-prepared” staff and principals in every school. 

The report also recommends a special panel be created to monitor compliance going forward.

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