• John Locke Update

    Why We Need the NC Threat-Free Index

    posted November 5, 2020 by Jon Sanders
    For many weeks I have been producing contextualized looks at North Carolina’s COVID-19 numbers. Recently, I’ve started calling it the “NC Threat-Free Index.” Here’s why. Round-the-clock virus coverage in…
  • John Locke Update

    Voters generally opt for status quo in school board races

    posted November 4, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    We know that the issues that confront public school parents and local taxpayers vary from one school district to another.  School board races highlight specific local concerns about property taxes,…
  • John Locke Update

    The Fog of Covid-19 Data: Hospitalizations and Deaths

    posted October 12, 2020 by Jon Sanders
    Last week I looked at how North Carolina uses a test cycle threshold that is several cycles past what the scientific consensus calls for, what virologists advise, and what the…
  • John Locke Update

    The Fog of COVID-19 Data: How many cases aren’t even cases?

    posted October 9, 2020 by Jon Sanders
    How many of North Carolina's "positive" cases would have been negative if the state's cycle threshold was more in line with research consensus, the CDC's recommendation, or the best advice from virologists?
  • 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

    A Sweet Victory for School Choice in North Carolina

    posted September 10, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to sign the Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0 is deeply satisfying. After years of enduring his strident opposition to the expansion of school choice in North Carolina, I am delighted to see his signature on legislation that affords additional seats for the state’s two virtual charter schools and three private school choice programs.
  • John Locke Update

    Report Calls for Medical Licensure Reform in the Wake of COVID-19

    posted August 24, 2020 by Jordan Roberts
    COVID-19 revealed severe issues in the U.S. health care system, including the distribution of health care professionals and the restrictions we put on those professionals. The report calls for a massive overhaul of how states educate and credential health care professionals in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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