John Locke Update / Impact Newsletter

JLF experts discuss Common Core, teacher tenure, more in on-air interviews

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Three John Locke Foundation staffers shared their expert analysis with a statewide television audience this week. Time Warner Cable News, formerly News 14 Carolina, welcomed JLF President John Hood to the “Capital Tonight” program to discuss topics such as a lawsuit challenging the N.C. General Assembly’s decision to end teacher tenure in public schools. “Capital Tonight” interviewed both Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray and Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops about a new legislative study of Common Core public school standards.

WUNC Radio interviewed Stoops for a story about the impact of university education schools, and he discussed the teacher tenure lawsuit with Lockwood Phillips on WTKF’s “Viewpoints Radio.” Director of Education Outreach Lindalyn Kakadelis made two appearances this week with Phillips on WTKF. Kakadelis and members of a coastal taxpayers group discussed major education issues in the state, including the first meeting of the legislative study group focusing on Common Core. 

Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson discussed court proceedings for the so-called Moral Monday protesters during his latest appearance on Curtis Media Group’s “People In Politics” program. Director of Communications Mitch Kokai responded to the week’s top state government news during a conversation with Curtis Wright on WMYT Radio. Gray continues twice-weekly policy and political updates for WTSB Radio.

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