John Locke Foundation

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    JLF’s Terry Stoops Comments on Education for The James G. Martin Center

    JLF’s Terry Stoops was referenced this week in a story about teacher education from The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal. The piece focused on undergraduate teacher education and the potential impacts it has on K-12 student learning. According to the story: In its 2018 Teacher Prep Review, the…
    Brenee Goforth, July 17, 2019
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    Must-Read Piece in North State Journal by Nan Miller, Friend of JLF

    Last week, Nan Miller, former English professor and long-time friend of the John Locke Foundation, published a commentary in North State Journal. Her must-read piece tells the story of a hypothetical “rogue” professor who would dare to share the teachings of capitalism on college campuses. Miller even includes a recommended…
    Brenee Goforth, July 17, 2019
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    JLF’s Don van der Vaart on WBT’s Pat McCrory Show with Bo Thompson

    JLF’s Don van der Vaart appeared on the Pat McCrory Show on WBT Radio. Dr. van der Vaart went on the show to speak with the former governor about the Carolina Journal exclusive story on the Cooper family’s solar farm property. The story reports Gov. Roy Cooper and his…
    Brenee Goforth, July 13, 2019
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    The News and Observer Highlights Health Care Comments by JLF’s Becki Gray

    Earlier this week, The Raleigh News and Observer published a story on the House Medicaid compromise bill. House Bill 655, or “NC Health Care for Working Families,” is a proposed compromise to Gov. Cooper’s demands for Medicaid expansion; demands which he is using to hold up the state…
    Brenee Goforth, July 12, 2019
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    North State Journal Runs Criminal Justice Piece by JLF’s Mike Schietzelt

    This week, North State Journal ran an opinion piece by John Locke Foundation’s Mike Schietzelt. Schietzelt’s piece centered on North Carolina’s “poorly drafted criminal laws,” which lead to major inconsistencies in the state’s justice system. Schietzelt explains: Thousands of crimes are scattered across untold pages of state statutes, regulations and…
    Brenee Goforth, July 11, 2019
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    New Forbes Article Highlights JLF’s Work on ABC Reform

    Forbes recently ran a piece on nationwide ABC reforms by Americans for Tax Reform Vice President of State Affairs, Patrick Gleason. Gleason’s commentary included recent reforms and reform attempts in states all over the country such as North Carolina, South Carolina, Maine, and Pennsylvania, as well as a potential federal…
    Brenee Goforth, July 9, 2019
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    Wilkes Journal-Patriot Publishes Commentary by JLF’s Mike Schietzelt

    Writing recently in the Wilkes Journal-Patriot, JLF’s Mike Schietzelt discussed North Carolina’s pressing need for criminal justice reform. North Carolina’s criminal code is a muddled, archaic monstrosity…. Many of these laws predate the American Revolution. And thanks to years of inattention, these laws are scattered throughout thousands of pages of…
    Brenee Goforth, July 8, 2019
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    JLF’s Joe Coletti comments on Medicaid Expansion for Governing Magazine

    JLF’s Joe Coletti recently commented on Medicaid Expansion for Governing magazine. Coletti comments that one reason many legislators hesitate to expand Medicaid in North Carolina is due to the upcoming shift from centralized Medicaid to a managed care system. Governing’s Mattie Quinn quotes Coletti as saying: While managed-care programs…
    Brenee Goforth, July 2, 2019