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JLF's Terry Stoops analyzes recent N.C. assessment of Common Core

Dr. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation director of research and education studies, discusses the N.C. Academic Standards Review Commission's recent evaluation of Common Core. Stoops offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio (Program No. 641).

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N.C. Digital Learning Plan's viability based on available hardware, software

Jeni Corn and Trip Stallings of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at N.C. State University and Jamey Falkenberry of the N.C. lieutenant governor's office address a question about whether N.C. public schools have adequate hardware and software to put the state Digital Learning Plan in place. Corn, Stallings, and Falkenberry offered these comments during an Aug. 31, 2015, speech for the John Locke Foundation's Shaftesbury Society. To watch full-length presentations of JLF events, click here.

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Families celebrate N.C. Supreme Court ruling upholding opportunity scholarships

Families celebrate the N.C. Supreme Court's ruling upholding the constitutionality of the state's Opportunity Scholarship Program of school vouchers. Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina sponsored the July 24, 2015, lunchtime celebration. Interviews feature PEFNC president Darrell Allison and Raleigh parent Delicia Hare.

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JLF's John Hood responds to delays in finalizing N.C. state budget

John Locke Foundation Chairman John Hood answers host Tom Campbell's question about delays in negotiations to finalize North Carolina state government's 2015-16 budget. This exchange took place during the Aug. 30, 2015, episode of N.C. Spin.

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Aug 28, 2015

Limit Sessions, Expand Freedom?

States with session limits tend to respect freedom more than those that do not.


Aug 20, 2015

Why Opting Out Suddenly Is In

More parents nationwide are rebelling against standardized testing in public schools.


Aug 13, 2015

Disagreement Over Long-Term Pension Costs

Public pension plans are better funded than they were during the Great Recession. But experts disagree on how much funding they need to prevent taxpayer bailouts.


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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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