Tag: John Locke Foundation

The voters have spoken, now let’s get to work

By Becki Gray Raleigh, NC – The 2020 election is over. Thankfully and finally. Maybe. Not everyone is happy, and the process may not be perfect, but it works better than any alternative. Before I close my notebook on what…

North Carolina lowers rate of teacher attrition

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By Julie Havlak Raleigh, NC – Before the coronavirus pandemic shuttered schools, more teachers were staying in North Carolina’s classrooms. North Carolina succeeded in lowering its teacher-attrition rate, even after its budget stalemate froze teacher pay. The state lost only…

North Carolina’s state reserves may not be enough

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By John Hood Raleigh, NC – North Carolina’s state government began its 2020-21 fiscal year with $1.5 billion in cash left over from last year plus another $1.8 billion in rainy-day funds and other earmarked reserves. Since then, the state…