Calling All Clergy, People of Faith, and Education Allies!

Pastors for North Carolina Children (PNCC) is hosting a Prayer Vigil for EDUCATION.

Monday, October 18, 2021

10 a.m.

Bicentennial Plaza, 1 E. Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601) across from the NC General Assembly at the Jones Street End (16 W. Jones Street).

The Plaza is between the entrances to the NC Museum of History and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.

 Join us at 10 a.m. outside. 

Masks are required.

Clergy dress (collar, stole, robe, etc) encouraged. 

Bring a lawn chair if you prefer to sit during the event.

October 18th, 2021 is the next hearing for the State’s compliance with the Leandro Plan.

The plan is a court-ordered schedule of funding and policy measures to ensure NC public schools are meeting the state constitution’s minimum standard of a “sound basic education” for every child.

The Leandro case was filed in 1994, and for decades, children around the state have been deprived of the educational resources they are owed. 

We are gathering

  • to lament the loss of support services and learning opportunities that would have otherwise benefitted millions of children – for each of the 27 years since the Leandro case began.
  • to call on the State Legislature to fulfill its constitutional and moral duties to the children of North Carolina – to give every student what they need to succeed and flourish at school.

PNCC is a founding member of the Communities for the Education of Every Child Coalition, and you can learn more about the landmark Leandro case at

Lunch and Learn Webinar:

The Moral Imperative to Fund the Leandro Plan

Leandro Webinar


Pastors for NC Children

NC Council of Churches

Every Child NC

Tuesday, October 12

12:00 noon – 1 p.m.

This event is part of Every Child NC’s “Countdown to Compliance” campaign leading up to the Oct 18th Leandro hearing with Judge Lee, North Carolina Superior Court.

The Webinar features speakers representing the Every Child NC coalition:

Kris Nordstrom – NC Justice Center

Letha Muhammad – Director of Education, Justice Alliance

Kris and Letha talked about the history of the decades-long Leandro case, the responsibility of the state legislature, and what might happen at the October 18th Court Hearing. 

In addition, there was discussion on the harm that comes to  Black, Hispanic, Latinx, and Indigenous children in particular with the legislature’s refusal to provide adequate budgetary support for public schools, as required by the Leandro mandate.

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