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for Popular Government Vol. 47 Issue 3, Winter 1982
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Falling test scores of public school children prompted close scrutiny of teachers and their ability to teach core curriculum. Two state education boards, the State Board of Education and the Board of governors of The University of North Carolina, cooperatively drafted a new program called the Quality Assurance Program. This initiative focused on improving the state's certified teachers thereby raising the quality of education for public school students.
\"Willie M.\" refers to a group of disturbed and mentally ill children and derives from a lawsuit against the State of North Carolina in 1979. Willie M. was one four plaintiffs in the case which argued that Willie had not received enough treatment from the state to remedy his violent and unpredictable behavior. The state's responsibility to this population of disturbed youth is reviewed through the lens of this case.
Prompted by the North Carolina League of Municipalities and the Association of County Commissioners, the General Assembly's Legislative Research Commission reviewed 1959 legislation concerning municipal annexation. Despite opposition, the commission reported the state's annexation laws to be lawful and reasonable but cautioned officials to use with care and thoughtfulness. Many still regarded the state's laws to be a sound plan both locally and nationally.