Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 23, Number 1 – January 2014

• National average goal unique to education pay
• Stolen identity refund fraud continues in N.C.

• Both sides of O’Care debate court millennials, Page 2
• April trial date set for 13-year-old suit against attorney general, Page 3
• Murky legal language could allow Catawbas to open casino in N.C., Page 4
• JLF: Obamacare exchange woes extend far beyond website, Page 5
• Audit: Medicaid computer system still filled with defects, Page 6
• Report: Energy debate needs to factor in subsidies and penalties, Page 7

• Left-liberal activists file voucher law challenge, Page 8
• Kristen Blair commentary: Common Core tests get failing grades, Page 8
• JLF: Relationship between school spending and test results weak, Page 9
• Audit gives N.C. Virtual Public School failing grade, Page 10

• ‘Competency’ challenges old ‘seat-time’ paradigm, Page 17
• Jenna Ashley Robinson commentary: Pell Grant reforms should focus on success, Page 17
• NCSU’s Hofmann Forest: 79,000 acres of conflict, Page 18
• Campus Briefs, Page 18
• Issues in Higher Education: Pope Center responds to critics of report on general education, Page 19

• Looking ahead to 2014 election coverage, Page 11
• Town and County, Page 11
• New Hanover searching for way to fund dredging, Page 12
• Michael Lowrey commentary: The Boeing elephant hunt, Page 12
• Court: ‘Objective’ reasons needed to deny K-12 tenure, Page 13

• Book review: Halbrook: Gun control under tyrants offers lessons, Page 20
• From the Liberty Library, Page 20
• Troy Kickler commentary: Little-known Johnston had illustrious political and legal career, Page 21
• Book review: ‘Going Galt’ not the best way to counter a societal ‘War on Men,’ Page 22
• Book review: Abramsky: ‘War on Poverty’ failed, so let’s do it all over again, Page 23

• Editorial: Why chase the national average?, Page 24
• Jon Sanders commentary: Crying fowl over eagle policy, Page 24
• Editorial: Obamacare expansion, Page 25
• Editorial: Poles vault, Page 25
• John Hood commentary: Labor market on the mend, Page 25
• Michael Walden commentary: Apprenticeships and the market, Page 26
• Media Mangle: Without fear or favor?, Page 26
• Becki Gray commentary: Get ready for North Carolina’s recovery, Page 27
• Marc Rotterman commentary: The Louis B. Mayer of cable news, Page 27

• Atkinson makes turnaround on teacher turnover (a CJ parody), Page 28