North Carolina reported good news with its latest public school graduation rate. But Terry Stoops looks behind the headline numbers to determine the implications for public education in our state during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Sticking with the education theme, Jeanette Doran of the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law shares her group’s concerns about national Common Core standards, while Jane Shaw of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy discusses the possibility of making college and universities pay a penalty for student loan defaults.

Carthage College economist Yuri Maltsev discusses Russia’s overreliance on natural resources, and Civil War re-enactor Bill Stallings explains the critical role buglers played during battles that pitted American states against each other 150 years ago.