NCICL Newsletters

July 2009 at NCICL
Cynthia Crowdus & Kristin Mar
Jul 31st, 2009

Dr. Atkinson has prevailed in her efforts to continue her work as the duly elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood found that “[t]he General Assembly and the State Board of Education do not have the power, without a constitutional amendment, to deprive the duly elected Superintendent of Public Instruction of her inherent power as chief administrative officer of the State Board of Education.” “The great difficulty in our way is how to establish a check on the representatives of the people to prevent their assuming more power than would be consistent with the liberties of the people.” –James Iredell