• John Locke Update

    The Coming Bond Referendum In Asheville

    posted July 28, 2016 by Julie Tisdale
    Asheville is considering a $74 million bond for the November ballot.  And it’s not for a single project, but rather a broad mix covering transportation, affordable housing and parks…
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    Debates About Funding Miss The Point

    posted July 28, 2016 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    The mainstream media and pundits on both sides of the aisle focus an extraordinary amount of time and energy examining public school funding. It is not surprising that they do.
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    Fracking Ban As Corporate Welfare

    posted July 27, 2016 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    I was driving through rural North Carolina last week on my way to the beach when I spotted a car ahead of me that was displaying two bumper stickers. One…
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    Selecting Our Representatives

    posted July 21, 2016 by Jon Guze
    In a previous Update I discussed two North Carolina redistricting cases—Harris v. McCrory and Covington v. North Carolina—both from the US District Court for North Carolina’s Middle…
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    Is There A Formula To Charter School Success?

    posted July 19, 2016 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    In their recently published study, “What Can We Learn from Charter School Lotteries?” Julia Chabrier, Sarah Cohodes, and Philip Oreopoulos take a closer look at students who have and…
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    Minimum Wage And The Right To Work

    posted July 11, 2016 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    Do you believe that a minority teenager, maybe a high school drop out, with very few job skills, has a right to work? Or do you believe that being low…
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    Long May He Serve!

    posted July 11, 2016 by Jon Guze
    It was recently reported that “Justice Clarence Thomas, a reliable conservative vote on the Supreme Court, is mulling retirement.” In response, Thomas’s wife Ginni posted the following message on…

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