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JLF's Terry Stoops discusses N.C. teacher turnover data

Dr. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation director of research and education studies, assesses the impact of North Carolina's 2014-15 public school teacher turnover report. Stoops offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio (Program No. 647).

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Pope Center's Jay Schalin details UNC's declining English standards

Jay Schalin, director of policy analysis at the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, details declining standards for English majors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Schalin offered these comments during an Oct. 5, 2015, speech for the John Locke Foundation's Shaftesbury Society. To watch full-length presentations of JLF events, click here.

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Economist Taylor ties prosperity to basic economic 'First Principles'

Economist John B. Taylor of Stanford University and the Hoover Institution explains how a return to basic economic "first principles" — predictable policies, rule of law, strong incentives, reliance on markets, limited government — can boost American economic growth and prosperity. Taylor offered these comments during the Sept. 30, 2015, John W. Pope Lecture at N.C. State University.

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JLF's Becki Gray labels 2015 N.C. legislative session successful

Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation vice president for outreach, assesses the N.C. General Assembly's accomplishments during its 2015 legislative session. Gray offered these comments during the Oct. 7, 2015, edition of Time Warner Cable News' "Capital Tonight."

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Oct 08, 2015

The English Department Self-Destructs

The number of English majors is shrinking dramatically, in part because English Departments are losing faith in the value of what they should teach.

Oct 01, 2015

Downsizing Federal Role in Education

Queried about which unit of government should be most responsible for education, Americans overwhelmingly say decisions should be made by state or local officials.

Sep 24, 2015

Making Spending Visible and Trackable

A new Web portal will make it easier for citizens, researchers, and policymakers to see how much each unit of North Carolina government is spending, and on what.

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Jul 16, 2015

We Must Value the First Amendment

The notion of "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" has given way, even among journalists, to a multicultural fetish against offending anyone who is not Western, or who is among a media-anointed "victim class.

Jun 16, 2015

Telling Both Sides of the Story

Those who read, watch, and listen to the news lose when media outlets decide to ignore the “wrong” side.

Mar 13, 2015

Corrections Policies Say A Lot

A news outlet’s willingness to own up to its mistakes says a lot about its credibility.

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