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Immigrants’ education, capital gains tax, and other JLF research interests

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The Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer quoted Terry Stoops in an article about concerns surrounding the public education of illegal Central American minors who have entered North Carolina in recent weeks. The Mount Airy News published Stoops’ column on declining education school enrollment.

The Smithfield Herald interviewed Stoops about recent state test scores. (That makes it hard for parents to judge their schools from last year to this year, said Terry Stoops, director of education studies at the John Locke Foundation, a right-leaning think tank. “I think the DPI has a public information challenge,” he said. “It has a tough time explaining what these numbers mean, not just in Johnston County but statewide. What I worry about the most is that parents are going to be confused about what each [test score] represents, as well as the fact that you can’t compare with last year.”) The N.C. Public Charter Schools Association highlighted Stoops’ test score analysis.

The Laurinburg Exchange published Sarah Curry’s column on the University of North Carolina budget. The Kernersville News picked up her column on property tax rates in North Carolina. NCPoliticalnews.com promoted Curry’s research newsletter on municipal services. The Haywood County Toe Prints website highlighted her “Locker Room” blog entry on Haywood’s elected tax collector.

NCPolticalNews.com and N.C. Senate Republicans’ daily press email noted Roy Cordato’s new report calling for the reduction or repeal of North Carolina’s tax on capital gains. NCPoliticalNews.com also promoted Health and Human Services Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo‘s research newsletter on the links among regulation, transparency, and health care costs.

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