Former Governor Jim Hunt got it wrong

If state leaders want to improve North Carolina’s education system in the future, they will have to begin with a better understanding of the history of school reform in our state. Unfortunately, the current education debate has become more about political gamesmanship than hard...

Smaller can be better

by John Hood Ideas that look desirable or at least workable on paper can prove to be unworkable or even disastrous when applied to the real world. Just ask the millions of Americans who, under Obamacare, have lost health plans they liked, been forced to buy more expensive plans...

We won’t buy this lemon

by John Hood As the costly implementation of the perversely named Affordable Care Act continues to baffle, disappoint, and enrage the public, a collection of government vendors and left-wing groups has settled on a brilliant political strategy: castigate North Carolina for...

What comes after Obamacare?

by John Hood Obamacare is going to collapse. North Carolina officials and citizens need to start thinking about what comes next. While technical glitches on the health-insurance exchanges are getting a lot of attention, that’s not the real problem the so-called Affordable Care...

Show the real report card

By John Hood Have you ever seen a bad grade on your child’s report card and then gotten angry at the school for sending you the report card? Of course not. Like it or not, you need to know how your child is really doing so you can do something about it. North Carolinians are...