Wasn’t the Learn and Earn program originally touted as a way to help fight North Carolina’s alarming high school dropout rate? It doesn’t seem geared toward that goal now. Jane Shaw will discuss the topic during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Roy Cordato will offer his economist’s perspective on the recent debate over targeted incentives for major tire manufacturers operating North Carolina plants. Fellow economist Michael Walden of N.C. State offers some ideas for lawmakers concerned about the state’s transportation funding formula. Speaking of economists, William Peterson will explain the value of self-interest.

Meanwhile, non-economist Terry “Five Star” Stoops will discuss the growth in course offerings in North Carolina schools.