• John Locke Update

    Four Key Differences Between the House, Senate, and Cooper Budget Plans

    posted September 13, 2021 by Paige Terryberry
    The North Carolina General Assembly is still finalizing a two-year budget. Budget proposals from the House, Senate, and governor would have varying effects on North Carolina’s fiscal future. Spending restraint, tax cuts, and considerable savings would contribute to more opportunities and bigger paychecks for North Carolina families.
  • John Locke Update

    Cooper and the NCAE play pandemic politics

    posted July 14, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Is the NC Association of Educators (NCAE) done playing nice with Gov. Cooper?  I have been thinking about that question ever since Bob Luebke of the Civitas Institute asked…
  • John Locke Update

    The unsettling uncertainty of the next school year

    posted June 18, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    When I’m asked about what to expect in the coming school year, I usually offer a delightfully vague answer: it will be different.  I don’t know how it will be…
  • John Locke Update

    Cooper’s state budget gambit is reckless

    posted June 15, 2020 by Joseph Coletti
    Gov. Cooper’s risky bet to keep spending like it’s 2019, despite a $1.6 billion loss of revenue between March and the end of June, is reckless and irresponsible with…
  • John Locke Update

    Cooper’s bad budget bets

    posted June 3, 2020 by Joseph Coletti
    Gov. Roy Cooper is either the worst gambler around, or his first term has been a classic example of a hustle. He placed big, losing bets on his vetoes of…
  • John Locke Update

    Slapdash schooling and lackadaisical learning

    posted May 6, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    During the last week in March, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) conducted a survey to measure the state’s migration to remote learning, that is, the use of…

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