• John Locke Update

    How Much Do Families Spend on School Supplies?

    posted August 9, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    This is the first of a three-part series examining the issue of school supplies.  Part 2 will address teacher expenditures on classroom items.  Part 3 will assess state expenditures for…
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    Two More Cheers for Brett Kavanaugh

    posted August 9, 2018 by Jon Guze
    Last week I quoted glowing endorsements of Supreme Court nominee Judge Kavanaugh by seven legal experts from across the ideological spectrum. Today, I want to add two more endorsements,…
  • John Locke Update

    Helping Society Return to Civil Debate

    posted August 2, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    Is there a return to civility in our future? Our political culture seems to be getting increasingly more toxic. This path, if we stay on it, has a bloody end,…
  • John Locke Update

    Seven Cheers for Brett Kavanaugh

    posted August 2, 2018 by Jon Guze
    When President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, I was thrilled. I had read and admired his opinions for years, and, when people asked me what I…
  • John Locke Update

    Trade is Always and Everywhere Reciprocal

    posted August 2, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    There is a puzzling term regularly being used by members of the Trump administration that, they argue, is the ultimate goal of their protectionist trade policies. The phrase is “reciprocal…
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    Public Education Jobs, Jobs, and More Jobs

    posted July 26, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Education is a labor-intensive industry, and our public schools provide outstanding employment opportunities for a wide range of workers.  Last year, North Carolina’s public school districts and charter schools employed…
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    A Sustainable Path for Pension and Retiree Health Benefits

    posted July 26, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    One reason teachers and state employees may not have seen the raises they wanted in recent years is that the government’s cost for pensions and retiree health benefits has climbed…

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