Brenee Goforth

Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 3)

  • NC Teacher Turnover at a 5 Year Low

    Teacher turnover is down in North Carolina, and that is a good thing. High teacher turnover can cause friction in the education system and lower educational efficiency. JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops shares the past 5 years’ attrition rates in his recent research brief: Statewide Teacher Attrition Rate, 2016–2020 School Year…
    Brenee Goforth, December 3, 2020
  • New COVID Misery Index Combines Deaths and Jobs Lost

    For months now, the John Locke Foundation’s Jon Sanders has been putting out a weekly “NC Threat-Free Index” to put COVID-19 numbers into context. This week, the Foundation’s Joe Coletti published a new index, the Covid Misery Index. Coletti describes it: “How are states doing?” That is the point…
    Brenee Goforth, December 2, 2020
  • Secure Election Integrity BEFORE Elections, Not After

    America’s elections have come under much scrutiny over the past few years. Following the 2016 presidential election, investigations went underway to determine what role foreign influences could have played in the election. This year, allegations of voter fraud are being investigated in numerous states, and all of this combined could…
    Brenee Goforth, December 1, 2020
  • Gov. Cooper’s Latest Executive Order Confuses North Carolinians

    On Monday, November 23 – three days before Thanksgiving – Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order tightening mask restriction across the state. Some North Carolinians are confused, as the contents of the executive order and the Governor’s statements about the order appear conflicting to many. Transportation For…
    Brenee Goforth, November 24, 2020
  • NC Governor Cooper Tightens Mask Mandate

    North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today that he is extending his executive mask mandate. The mandate requires people to wear masks in any public indoor space even when maintaining 6 feet of distance, including: wearing masks in gyms when exercising, schools (both public and private), and public or…
    Brenee Goforth, November 23, 2020
  • NC Democrat Judicial Candidate Disqualified After Admitting He Violated the Law

    About a month ago, Carolina Journal’s Don Carrington published an investigative report on the resident status of a Democrat judicial candidate, Tim Gunther. Carrington uncovered that the house Gunther was not living in the home claimed as his residence in Wake County. Yesterday, the Wake County Board of Elections…
    Brenee Goforth, November 20, 2020
  • Gov. Cooper: Shut Down Small Businesses, Shell Out Half Billion to Mega Corporations

    Thousands of businesses across North Carolina have closed their doors with no hope of returning, even after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. According to a recent research brief by the John Locke Foundation’s Jon Sanders, roughly 4,000 businesses in North Carolina have closed since March, and most of them will…
    Brenee Goforth, November 18, 2020
  • NC Election Outcomes: Tight Races and Divided Government

    This year’s election had record voter turnout. With more people casting ballots than in any other year in recent memory, more North Carolinians voiced their opinions at the ballot box. North Carolina is a unique state, being much more comfortable with divided government than other states. As reporters Martha Quillin…
    Brenee Goforth, November 13, 2020