• John Locke Update

    Questions and answers about the NC Supreme Court races

    posted September 28, 2020 by Jon Guze
    When you go to the polls, or when you fill out your absentee ballots, remember that the NC Supreme Court justices you choose will be able to exercise more power over you and your family than any other candidates on the ballot. So choose wisely!
  • John Locke Update

    Medicaid Enrollment Numbers Call for Caution in State Spending

    posted September 24, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    Medicaid enrollment is up across the country, including North Carolina, which means costs are up, too. States don't have the flexibility to borrow and print money as the federal government does, so planning for the future is especially important when facing economic uncertainty.
  • John Locke Update

    Is North Carolina a Top State for Teachers?

    posted September 23, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    North Carolinians do not need WalletHub to tell us that North Carolina teachers have fared well since 2014. Several state-level reports and studies reflect the efforts of the NC General Assembly to prioritize investments in public school teachers.
  • John Locke Update

    By Gov. Cooper’s own standards, NC should be open

    posted September 21, 2020 by Jon Sanders
    Remember Cooper's supposed "metrics" for reopening? According to the very standards the governor set, North Carolina should be open and back to business.
  • John Locke Update

    Cautiously Optimistic FY 2021 Budget Update

    posted September 17, 2020 by Joseph Coletti
    Just before Labor Day, Gov. Roy Cooper signed the final bill appropriating money from North Carolina’s $3.6 billion share of the Coronavirus Trust Fund. He was clearly under duress. A veto of the bill that passed with large bipartisan majorities would surely have been overridden.
  • John Locke Update

    Inputs, outcomes, and the school that spent $25k per student

    posted September 16, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    How do we account for these differences? Does money matter? While comparisons of school performance have been available for years, the ability to evaluate spending by school wasn’t possible until this year.

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