Gov. Roy Cooper and N.C. Senate leader Phil Berger offered contrasting views of the State of the State during a public address this month. Rick Henderson sifts through their comments for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Terry Stoops addresses Cooper’s public praise for a Raleigh school teacher who spends money from her own pocket to pay for school supplies. The governor did not mention the teacher’s $65,000 annual salary.

Duke professor Richard Salsman battles myths about American Founder Alexander Hamilton’s political philosophy. William Lassiter of the N.C. Department of Public Safety touts the potential benefits of the Raise the Age campaign, which would shift nonviolent 16- and 17-year-old criminal offenders from adult courts to the juvenile justice system.

Plus you’ll hear the N.C. State Board of Education’s reaction to the state’s latest school dropout report.