Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 6)

  • Colonial Health Care

    As we head toward Thanksgiving, JLF’s Jordan Roberts has published a research brief on the health care to which the pilgrims would have had access. Roberts explains: The patrons on board the Mayflower had two resources at their disposal. The first was a medical book, The Surgeon’s Mate: The First Compendium…
    Brenee Goforth, November 20, 2019
  • The Year of Two Thanksgivings

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders published a research brief on the unintended consequences of changing the date of Thanksgiving in 1939. Sanders writes: As strange as this sounds to 21st-century ears, back then the Christmas shopping season didn’t start till after Thanksgiving…Since the calendar date of Thanksgiving changed while that of Christmas…
    Brenee Goforth, November 18, 2019
  • JLF’s Becki Gray Explains Why We Need Criminal Recodification

    Last week, NC SPIN published a piece by JLF’s Becki Gray on overcriminalization. According to Gray: We have more activities and actions classified as a crime, something worthy of public condemnation, than just about any state… In addition to their sheer volume, criminal laws are confusing, complicated, duplicative, and hard…
    Brenee Goforth, November 18, 2019
  • 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