Atkinson Vs. Perdue...What Does The Lawsuit Say About The Governor?

Superintendent of public Instruction June Atkinson's court victory over Governor Perdue raises some interesting questions.




North Carolina's elected superintendent of public instruction, June Atkinson, won her lawsuit against Governor Perdue.

Perdue appointed Bill Harrison to the State Board of Education and made him her choice to run the schools, in effect, overriding Atkinson's elected authority.

The judge determined Atkinson has the constitutional authority to be day-to-day administrator of the public schools. Observers might say it seems pretty straight-forward considering she was elected by the people.

The decision raises a couple of troubling questions. Are the governor, and her staff members, unaware of what is and what is not constitutional? If they are they just not care?

What do you suppose the answers to those questions reveal about the Perdue administration?

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