Under the Dome

Lawsuit being filed this week over NC school legislation

The state teachers organization and the N.C. Justice Center say they will file a lawsuit Wednesday over what they are calling “unconstitutional school legislation.”

The groups wouldn’t give any more details on Monday, but the N.C. Association of Educators has been talking for months about suing over the end to teacher tenure and the plan to offer private school vouchers.

The two groups are having a news conference at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Raleigh to talk about the suit.

The state is phasing out tenure and plans to move teachers to contracts lasting up to four years. The plan to offer state money to public school students who move to private school kicks in next year.