• Landing Page

    North Carolina Capitol Leaders

    January 16, 2017
    In February, JLF will launch North Carolina Capitol Leaders – a nine-month leadership program that encourages ideas, explores policies, and leads discussions to promote development of junior…
  • John Locke Update

    A Health Care Agenda For N.C. Lawmakers

    January 12, 2017
    It has long been established that the incoming Trump Administration and a Republican-controlled Congress have plans for a partial repeal and replace of Obamacare. What does this entail? There…
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    Founding Principles

    January 11, 2017
    North Carolina is blessed with great beauty, a congenial climate, and rich traditions. One such tradition is a commitment to honesty over pretense and a stubborn insistence on what is…
  • John Locke Update

    June Atkinson’s Cathedral Stands

    January 10, 2017
    Sincer her November defeat to upstart Mark Johnson, former Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson has been employing a sympathetic media establishment to voice her disappointment at the outcome of…
  • Policy Position

    Standards and Curricula

    January 5, 2017
    Curricula are not standards; standards are not curricula. In the debate over the Common Core State Standards, definitions of key terms, particularly “standards” and “curricula,” vary considerably. For some, standards…