• Press Release

    Guilford Mission Possible program shows positive signs

    posted September 22, 2008
    RALEIGH — Guilford County public schools have seen “promising results” during the first two years of Mission Possible, an incentive-pay program for teachers and administrators. That’s the assessment of a…
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    New state grants have little impact on dropouts

    posted September 15, 2008
    RALEIGH — More than 70 percent of the school districts that won state dropout prevention grants last year saw their graduation rates decline in 2008. A John Locke Foundation analyst…
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    N.C. price-gouging law promotes gas lines, shortages

    posted September 14, 2008
    RALEIGH — Consumers can blame North Carolina’s price-gouging law for the gas lines and shortages appearing in the wake of Hurricane Ike. That’s the assessment of a John Locke Foundation…
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    Raleigh to celebrate taxpayer-funded ‘money pit’

    posted September 3, 2008
    RALEIGH — Raleigh’s new downtown convention center already has offered almost $2.3 million in room rental discounts to secure convention business, including an average 58 percent discount for events scheduled…
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    Agenda 2008 promotes policies that protect taxpayers

    posted August 24, 2008
    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s next General Assembly can promote freedom and prosperity by limiting government spending, rejecting policies that raise energy costs, and helping more parents make choices about their…
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    Lawmakers should scrap energy-efficiency mandates

    posted August 20, 2008
    RALEIGH – The current controversy over Duke Energy’s Save-A-Watt program highlights problems linked to all government-mandated energy-efficiency plans. That’s the assessment of a John Locke Foundation analyst whose new…