Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 3)

  • No, “Upskillers” Are Not Community college “Dropouts”

    This week, Carolina Journal published an opinion piece written by Shannon Watkins from the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal. The piece centered around community college ‘noncompleters;’ that is, students who attend a community college but never receive a degree or transfer to a four-year university. According to Watkins:…
    Brenee Goforth, November 15, 2019
  • North Carolinians are Moving to the Suburbs, So How Will This Affect Elections?

    This week, JLF’s Brooke Conrad reported on the changing demographics in North Carolina and how this could affect future elections. Conrad reports: From 2010 to 2018, the state’s overall population increased by a little over 848,000 residents, now totaling more than 10 million people, according to U.S. Census Bureau data…
    Brenee Goforth, November 15, 2019
  • Vermont Spends More Money on Education, But Does It Give Kids a Better Shake?

    A few nights ago, I went to a film screening of They Say It Can’t Be Done. It’s a film about how innovative technologies and techniques can improve our world, yet improper regulation too often stifles miraculous innovations, leaving them in regulatory purgatory…
    Brenee Goforth, November 14, 2019
  • JLF’s Terry Stoops Comments on Teacher Pay for the Daily Tar Heel

    This week, JLF’s Terry Stoops commented on teacher pay for the Daily Tar Heel. The article reports on a school teacher, Sally Merryman, who defends Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to veto a 3.9 percent pay raise for teachers. The article reports:  “Three-point-nine…
    Brenee Goforth, November 14, 2019
  • Money Isn’t Everything, So Why Do We Pretend It Is in Education?

    This week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops published a research brief on K-12 education funding, prompted by the Education Law Center’s recent report “Making the Grade 2019.” Dr. Stoops writes: [The] report that focuses exclusively on three categories of public school inputs: funding levels, distribution, and effort using data from…
    Brenee Goforth, November 12, 2019
  • Could High Energy Prices Cost Lives?

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders published a research brief on the importance of nuclear energy in our power grid and how continuing nuclear power generation potentially saves lives. Sanders explains that Duke Energy will be seeking license renewals for its North Carolina nuclear energy plants in upcoming years and that…
    Brenee Goforth, November 11, 2019
  • More North Carolinians Approve Alcohol Sales Through Election

    This week, Carolina Journal’s John Trump published an opinion piece on the results of local ballot measures regarding alcohol sales. North Carolina is uniquely situated, Trump explains: North Carolina remains a control state, one of only 17 in the country. It’s also the only state that governs liquor locally, via…
    Brenee Goforth, November 11, 2019
  • JLF’s Mitch Kokai Comments on Vaping for Winston-Salem Journal

    This week, JLF’s Mitch Kokai commented on the recent efforts by the NC General Assembly to increase taxes on e-cigarettes for the Winston-Salem Journal. The article’s author, Richard Craver, explains: An amendment to Senate Bill 557 submitted by state Rep. Gail Adcock, D-Wake, in the House Finance Committee would have…
    Brenee Goforth, November 8, 2019