Anna Manning

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  • LISTEN HERE: Latest Head Locke Episode: Is Civic Illiteracy a Cause for Concern?

    Catch a discussion on civil literacy with this weeks “Head Locke” podcast episode. Although the Founders disagreed about how to cultivate an educated citizenry, most of them agreed that the “diffusion of knowledge” was essential for the preservation of our representative democracy.  Were they right? Arguably, earlier generations of Americans…
    Anna Manning, July 20, 2018
  • JLF’s Terry Stoops discusses why 1 in 5 NC students are opting out of traditional public schools

    This marks the third year in a row that enrollment in traditional public schools has declined while enrollment in private, charter, and home schools has been on the rise. 1 in 5 North Carolina students do not attend a traditional public school. John Locke Foundation’s Terry Stoops offered comments on these…
    Anna Manning, July 18, 2018
  • JLF’s Mitch Kokai weighs in on Salisbury, NC broadband service for the Heartland Institute

    John Locke Foundation’s Mitch Kokai was featured in an article by the Heartland Institute about Salisbury, North Carolina getting out of the internet business ten years after building a taxpayer-funded broadband service that caused the city to issue $33.56 million in public debt. Mitch Kokai, a senior political…
    Anna Manning, July 18, 2018
  • Margaret Spellings vs UNC Board of Governors: Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis Reports

    Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis’ report on the war between UNC President Margaret Spellings and the UNC Board of Governors was featured on Accuracy in Academia. “The search for a new chancellor at Western Carolina University is exposing a growing and contentious divide between the University of North Carolina’s…
    Anna Manning, July 17, 2018
  • Monday at JLF: The Curbside Chat

    Next Shaftesbury event – join us at the John Locke Foundation Monday, July 23rd at noon. Our roads are deteriorating. Our state and local governments are in debt. No matter how much we increase them, our taxes aren’t enough to fix it all. And no one seems to be able…
    Anna Manning, July 17, 2018
  • LISTEN HERE: Newest Head Locke Episode: The Future of the UNC System

    The latest Head Locke podcast episode is out and if you’re curious about the future of the UNC system, you should listen! In 1776, North Carolina’s first state constitution mandated “That a school or schools shall be established by the Legislature, for the convenient instruction of youth, . .
    Anna Manning, July 11, 2018
  • Noon Today at JLF: The Balanced Truths about CO2, H2O, and Climate Change

    Next Monday, July 16th at noon – join us for a presentation by Bill Lynch on CO2, H2O, and climate change. CO2, O2, H2O, and N2 all serve crucial functions. CO2’s only bad behavior is that it does not get flushed in the same way as does H2O. In this…
    Anna Manning, July 10, 2018
  • Joseph Hewes: Influential North Carolinian of the Patriot cause

    A native of New Jersey, Joseph Hewes moved to Edenton, North Carolina in his thirties where he earned an honorable reputation and signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 on behalf of the state. William Hooper and John Penn also signed the Declaration on behalf…
    Anna Manning, July 4, 2018