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    Dropout data delivered

    posted February 14, 2008
    North Carolina public schools continue to struggle with an abysmal high school dropout rate. More than 23,000 students dropped out of the state’s schools in 2006-2007. Two JLF experts shared…
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    Exposing Duke strippers (no pun intended)

    posted February 14, 2008
    Even Durham’s Independent Weekly, in its positive portrayal of the recent sex workers show at Duke University, acknowledged the impact of Jay Schalin and the Pope Center for…
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    Caught in the Rush hour

    posted February 7, 2008
    The nation’s largest radio audience heard the words “John Locke Foundation” and “Roy Cordato” Wednesday. Syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh quoted extensively from the article Cordato…
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    Higher education?

    posted February 7, 2008
    After Duke University attracted months of unsolicited negative national attention in connection with an off-campus party involving strippers, observers might have expected the school to shy away from an event…
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    Higher education!

    posted February 7, 2008
    In an event much more closely aligned to the traditional role of higher education, JLF’s Faculty Affiliate Network and Barton College’s School of Business assembled a seminar on economic development…
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    Water and wind and warming (Oh, my)

    posted February 7, 2008
    Raleigh is set to step up water restrictions next week. JLF Fiscal Policy Analyst Joe Coletti explained to WPTF Radio’s morning show that flexible water pricing would work…
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    Watching state policy closely

    posted February 7, 2008
    The Fayetteville Observer spotlighted the recent Statement of Principles on municipal annexation laws for North Carolina. Daren Bakst led JLF efforts to assemble a coalition of…
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    By The (Large) Numbers (of responses)

    posted January 31, 2008
    The Center for Local Innovation’s annual ranking of local government tax burdens in North Carolina, By The Numbers, drew immediate attention this week. The News & Observer posted…
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    Hood earns national attention

    posted January 31, 2008
    This week’s Florida primary prompted national media outlets to highlight the expertise of John Locke Foundation President John Hood. A comment from Arizona Sen. John McCain suggested to Hood the…
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    Exploding education myths

    posted January 31, 2008
    Advocates for higher teacher pay argue that North Carolina’s public school salaries lag behind those in other states. JLF Education Policy Analyst Terry Stoops explained again this year that the…

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