“In North Carolina, not much”

A reader writes to the North Carolina News Observer, asking:

I want to check out the background of my child’s public school teacher. What public records can I get on the teacher?


In North Carolina, not much. Under state law, the official records of the performance of government employees are shrouded by what one local First Amendment lawyer has called a scandalous degree of secrecy.

North Carolina on WikiFOIA.


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