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    Teacher Pay Rankings, Facts, and Figures

    posted April 26, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    On Monday, the National Education Association (NEA) released their annual Rankings and Estimates report.  According to the report, North Carolina’s average teacher salary for 2018, estimated by NEA researchers…
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    Lifting the Veil Between Poverty and Mobility

    posted April 26, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    “Human advancement is not a mere question of almsgiving, but rather of sympathy and cooperation among classes who would scorn charity,” writes W.E.B. DuBois in The Souls of Black Folk.
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    The Ongoing Crisis in Forensic Science

    posted April 26, 2018 by Jon Guze
    A series of recent scandals involving forensic evidence in North Carolina have placed hundreds of convictions in doubt and undermined public and judicial confidence in forensic science.
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    Tax Fairness and the North Carolina Constitution

    posted April 26, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    When it comes to debates over tax reform or tax cuts (rarely for tax increases), it is quite typical for questions of fairness and justice to be part of the…
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    Recent Federal Tax Reforms: Good Enough? Fair Enough?

    posted April 19, 2018 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    The following is the transcript of a talk given on April 16, 2018 at Western Carolina University for WCU’s Center for the Study of Free Enterprise: In any discussion of…
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    Measures and Mismeasures of Government

    posted April 19, 2018 by Joseph Coletti
    “First prize is a Cadillac Eldorado,” says Alec Baldwin about the twist to the monthly real estate sales contest in the film version of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross.
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    Asset Forfeiture Reform Legislation Advances in States

    posted March 28, 2018 by Jon Guze
    For many years, it was generally accepted that two features of North Carolina’s asset forfeiture regime made it the best in the country. First, under our criminal forfeiture…

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