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  • Report exposes confusing N.C. school funding system

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 707: Few people understand the details of North Carolina’s multibillion-dollar public education budget. The General Assembly’s Program Evaluation Division released a recent report highlighting the lack of transparency in school funding. It also suggested that wealthier school systems are likely to take a…

  • Academic freedom re-assessed in the age of political correctness

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 707: Colleges and universities have touted the value of academic freedom for centuries. But the concept of academic freedom takes on a new dimension during the age of political correctness on campus. The John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy recently released…

  • N.C. needs to shift away from top-down approach to education

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 707: People from across the political spectrum want to see improvement in North Carolina’s public schools. Former state Rep. Marcus Brandon approaches that goal now as executive director of the education advocacy group Carolina CAN. Brandon says one key component of the effort…

  • Voters replace longtime N.C. state school superintendent

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 706: North Carolina voters booted longtime State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson from office and replaced her with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school board member Mark Johnson. That could lead to major changes in the way the state Department of Public Instruction operates. Terry…

  • N.C. legislators continue to look at licensing laws

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 706: The N.C. General Assembly continues to examine the future of occupational licensing in the state. The legislature’s Program Evaluation Division has recommended several changes to the licensing process. That includes a new commission to look into consolidation and termination of some licensing…

  • UNC free-speech advocate calls for new First Amendment training

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 706: Free speech on N.C. public university campuses has had no more vocal advocate in recent years than Mike Adams, professor of criminology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. During a recent speech in Raleigh, Adams explained why his latest free-speech…