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  • New task force focuses on N.C. public school funding

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 757: A new state legislative task force is diving into the details of North Carolina’s K-12 public education funding models. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research, explains why the current system is confusing. He explains how reform might help N.C.

  • N.C. not alone in wrestling with the best way to select state judges

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 757: This state’s elected leaders have been turning attention in recent months to the process of selecting judges to serve in N.C. courts. James Drennan, professor at the University of North Carolina School of Government, offered them a recent presentation comparing North Carolina…

  • Reformation’s impact still felt politically 500 years later

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 757: October 31 marked the 500th anniversary of actions from German monk Martin Luther that led to the Protestant Reformation. The world still feels the effect of Luther’s decision to question basic practices of the Catholic church. Michael Gillespie, professor of political science…

  • Carolina Journal Radio No. 757: State should ban law enforcement from ‘equitable sharing’ programs with feds

    North Carolina lawmakers could take a step toward protecting private property rights by banning state and local law enforcement agencies from participating in so-called “equitable sharing” programs with the federal government. Jon Guze, John Locke Foundation director of legal studies, explains how these programs work. Guze also discusses the misuse…

  • Regulations block innovation in funeral industry

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 756: Regulations are creating obstacles to innovation in the funeral industry. It’s the subject of Carolina Journal’s latest cover story. Editor-in-Chief Rick Henderson explains how government rules are blocking practitioners from meeting people’s changing needs.

  • Western Governors University announces formal N.C. presence

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 756: You can’t get much further east in the United States than North Carolina. That’s not stopping online Western Governors University from setting up shop in the Tar Heel State. State officials and university leaders recently unveiled WGU North Carolina during a ceremony…

  • Locke’s ideas make him strong candidate for first ‘modern’ economist

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 756: The 17th-century English philosopher John Locke is known for his influence on the American Founders’ political principles. Duke University professor Michael Munger says Locke also could be dubbed the first “modern” economist. Munger points to a little-known 1695 Locke essay, Venditio, that…

  • Debates focus on school construction, choice, and teacher pay

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 756: Recent “Hometown Debates” sponsored by the Institute of Political Leadership in Rocky Mount, Burlington, and Newton highlighted key points of debate involving N.C. public education. Terry Stoops, the John Locke Foundation’s vice president for research, served as a panelist in each debate.