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NC Board of Education to Sue State Over Law Restricting Its Powers

The Republican-dominated State Board of Education will sue over a new law transferring many of its powers to newly-elected Republican state Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson.

The board discussed legal action in closed-door meetings for about three hours over the past week, including for nearly an hour on Wednesday. Members did not speak publicly after the meeting but issued a statement saying, “The State Board of Education today authorized its attorneys to move forward with a constitutional challenge to the provisions of” the law “that attempt to transfer the State Board of Education’s constitutional powers and duties to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.”