Debate about North Carolina’s latest state education budget has prompted media outlets to seek expert analysis in the past week from John Locke Foundation Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops. Stoops dissected the education budget for News 14 Carolina’s statewide “Capital Tonight” program. The Asheville Citizen-Times quoted Stoops in articles about the education budget and teacher pay.
WRAL.com interviewed Stoops for a story about the potential impact of new Common Core education standards. A WRAL.com question-and-answer feature on the topic cited Stoops’ recent Common Core research. WGHP Television interviewed Stoops and JLF President John Hood for a story about sweeping changes the Republican-led General Assembly made during its 2013 session.
Stoops discussed the availability of state teaching jobs — including special-education jobs — on Talk Radio WPTF. He will discuss North Carolina’s new statewide high school graduation rates during an afternoon appearance with Bill LuMaye today on WPTF. The News & Observer interviewed Stoops for today’s lead front-page story on graduation rates. The Associated Press also quoted Stoops in its graduation rate coverage.
NCPoliticalNews.com promoted Stoops’ research newsletter on graduation rates. The Heartland Institute quoted Stoops for articles about North Carolina’s public education reforms and a new state law relaxing teacher certification mandates for charter school teachers.
The Education Action Network website cited Stoops in an article about North Carolina’s latest education reforms. The John William Pope Foundation honored him as a “you-can’t-scare-me” education reformer. The NC Spin website promoted his “Locker Room” blog entry on available teaching jobs in North Carolina.