Anna Manning


Posts by Anna Manning (page 9)

  • Daily Journal: Placing the ‘national average’ debate in context

    JLF’s Mitch Kokai writes for Carolina Journal‘s Daily Journal: In 2017, the latest year in which numbers are available from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average private-sector salary was $48,986 in North Carolina. The national average was $55,338. North Carolina’s average stood at 88.5…
    Anna Manning, April 2, 2019
  • CJ reports: ‘Read to Achieve’ gets a legislative reboot

    Carolina Journal‘s Kari Travis reports: In 2013, North Carolina launched “Read To Achieve, which was supposed to help lagging kids reach literacy by third grade. Six years and $150 million later, the state has seen little success. Republican legislators are ready to try again. On April 1, Senate leader…
    Anna Manning, April 2, 2019
  • Research Update: Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders, and the Tax Rate Ruse

    Well-known leftist politicians are proposing ideas for major income tax hikes, such as adding a new top rate of 70 to 80 percent on the very rich. But JLF’s Roy Cordato explains that the the tax hit would impact many more people than just those earning $10 million or more. Under…
    Anna Manning, April 1, 2019
  • Daily Journal: Education needs choice and competition

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal‘s Daily Journal: As a policy analyst and opinion journalist, I have spent much of my career advocating the expansion of choice and competition in education. I purposefully use both of those terms, because I think that families making choices and schools competing…
    Anna Manning, April 1, 2019
  • North State Journal features JLF’s Terry Stoops on 2019 Scheduled Teacher Protest

    North State Journal reports on this year’s teacher walkout scheduled for May 1: The N.C. Association of Educators (NCAE), an affiliate of the National Education Association (NEA), has announced another teacher protest to take place in early May. In a Facebook post over the weekend, the NCAE stated that…
    Anna Manning, March 29, 2019
  • CJ reports: Durham-Orange Light Rail project is dead

    Carolina Journal‘s Lindsay Marchello reports on Duke University’s sudden refusal to sign a cooperative agreement with GoTriangle over concerns with the Light Rail: Gerry Cohen, former special counsel to the General Assembly and a vocal light-rail supporter, said Duke acted in bad faith in their negotiations with GoTriangle. Once…
    Anna Manning, March 29, 2019
  • Daily Journal: ‘The university of the people’

    From Carolina Journal: Since January 2016, the University of North Carolina system has had two “permanent” presidents and two interim leaders (including current Interim President Dr. Bill Roper). In recent months, UNC Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt left in a huff, taking the Confederate memorial “Silent Sam” down on…
    Anna Manning, March 29, 2019
  • Civitas Poll tackles N.C. views on abortion and the Electoral College

    Carolina Journal‘s Lindsay Marchello reports on the most recent Civitas poll results: When asked whether they consider themselves as pro-life or pro-choice, slightly more voters described themselves as pro-life. Fifty percent of respondents said they were pro-life, compared to 40 percent who identified as pro-choice. The remaining 10 percent…
    Anna Manning, March 28, 2019