Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 28, Number 5 – May 2019

On the cover

• A public decision: School choice has a long history in North Carolina



• Insurance reform comparisons, Page 2

• Polls, Page 2

• Quick Takes, Pages 3-5

• Selections of Young, Brook give Democrats 8-7 edge on state Court of Appeals, Page 6

• Controversial lines, Page 7

• Winston-Salem lands major aircraft industry player without offering tax incentives, Page 8

• Lawmakers, educators meet in Greensboro to address dropout crisis, ways to promote students’ success, Page 9

• A timeline of school choice in North Carolina, Page 10

• School choice bills filed in the 2019 legislative session, Page 12

• Lab schools a positive experience for teachers, students in struggling schools, Page 13

• Kelli Brown named chancellor of Western Carolina University, Page 13



• Grover Norquist: National tax reformer — N.C. is an example for other states, Page 18

• John Bussian: Leader in defending press freedom discusses N.C. laws, Page 19



• Terry Stoops commentary: The costly demands of the May Day protesters, Page 14

• Mitch Kokai commentary: Questions justices could have asked about N.C. gerrymandering, Page 15

• Shannon Watkins commentary: The essential ingredient for a ‘deep education,’ Page 16

• Kristen Blair commentary: Time for a reboot on kids’ online privacy, Page 17

• Anthony Hennen commentary: UNC System schools profiting off unused student meals, Page 17

• Editorial: Respond wisely to offensive speech, Page 20

• John Trump commentary: Prohibition arguments hold no place for lawmakers today, Page 22

• Michael Walden commentary: You decide: How does N.C. stack up on taxes?,  Page 22

• Andy Taylor commentary: A ballooning federal debt no one is talking about, Page 23

• Becki Gray commentary: Saving money now so we’ll be ready when the next storm hits, Page 23


Commentary by John Hood

• Train and pay principals wisely, Page 2

• Coerced funding bad for politics, Page 21

• Rail transit doesn’t fit state, Page 21