For the next few days, Superior Court Judge Howard Manning will hear testimony related to the Leandro v. State court case, which deals with the state’s constitutional obligation to provide a “sound, basic education” to all public school students.

According to Alex Granados of EducationNC, Judge Manning declared that the employment of long-term substitute teachers was unconstitutional.

Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 1.06.29 PMCertainly, Judge Manning may have something specific in mind, such as the employment of non-certified long-term substitute teachers or hiring long-term substitutes at the beginning of the school year.  If not, yikes!  Large districts, in particular, will encounter mind-boggling staffing problems.