State education officials have been trumpeting the news of thousands of job layoffs from North Carolina public schools. But Terry Stoops has some concerns about the way the public education establishment has compiled and promoted those numbers. Stoops shares his concerns during the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Michael Sanera analyzes several recent local government boondoggles in North Carolina, including Durham’s proposed takeover of a money-losing golf course. Another Michael, Duke economist and political scientist Michael Munger, discusses government’s proper role in job creation.

Charter school advocates Eddie Goodall and Sen. Richard Stevens assess this year’s charter school legislation, and you’ll hear John Turcotte of the General Assembly’s Program Evaluation Division explain why his group is adding staff at a time when much of state government is cutting back.