• Research Report

    Zero Tolerance for Charter Schools: The State Board of Education should regard all public schools as equals

    posted February 2, 2010 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Under the new “Revocation of Charter for Lack of Academic Performance” policy, only low-performing charter schools are subject to closure by the NC State Board of Education. There is no equivalent policy for district schools. This study asks the question: How many public schools would close if the state instituted the policy three years ago and applied to charter and district schools alike?
  • Press Release

    N.C. energy policy model ‘not credible’

    posted January 8, 2008
    RALEIGH – A model the Appalachian State University Energy Center used to project the economic impact of N.C. climate change policies has “serious flaws” that undermine its credibility. That’s the…
  • Research Report

    Tax-Hike Policy Continues: Budget deal will perpetuate NC economic problems

    posted June 29, 2003 by John Hood
    A House-Senate compromise budget for the 2003-05 biennium will cost North Carolina taxpayers another half-billion dollars a year and do little to stem the government’s long-term growth. General Fund spending will actually rise 3 percent in FY 2003-04 and 5 percent in FY 2004-05, with most of the increase over the next two fiscal years concentrated in health and human services, debt service, the UNC system, and subsidies to nonprofits. North Carolina deserves better.

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