John Locke Update / Impact Newsletter

JLF experts tackle education, health, cronysim, and more on the air and in person

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As North Carolina’s public education reforms continue to make news across the state, John Locke Foundation Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops provides expert analysis to media outlets reporting on the changes. Stoops offered comments for a WUNC Radio “Morning Edition” report on the state of teaching in North Carolina. He discussed trends in state-funded teaching positions with Lockwood Phillips on WTKF’s “Viewpoints Radio.” Stoops discussed North Carolina’s new opportunity scholarships on Talk Radio WPTF. Stoops discusses controversial Common Core public school standards during this week’s edition of the N.C. Family Policy Council’s syndicated “Family Policy Matters” radio program.

N.C. Education Alliance Director Lindalyn Kakadelis discussed Common Core and this year’s state education reforms during public presentations to a FreedomWorks group in Yadkinville, the Stokes Tea group in King, and Mecklenburg Latino Republicans. Kakadelis also joined Phillips this week on WTKF to discuss Common Core and local Onslow County education issues.

Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson discussed Gov. Pat McCrory’s West Coast trip during an appearance this week on News 14 Carolina’s statewide “Capital Tonight” program. Henderson analyzes the week’s top political news for this weekend’s edition of Curtis Media Group’s syndicated “People In Politics” program.

The News & Observer‘s “Triangle Politics” column promoted a public appearance this week from JLF Health and Human Services Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo. She discussed the “Redistribution of Health Care” with the Wake County Republican Women’s Club.

Director of Regulatory Studies Jon Sanders hit the road for a pair of speeches this week. Sanders discussed his research into “Carolina Cronyism” with the Bastiat Society in Charlotte, and he explained his recommendation that North Carolina scrap its certificate-of-need law during a presentation for the Beaufort Patriot TEA Party group. The Beaufort Observer promoted that speech.

N.C. History Project Director Troy Kickler shared the history of a North Carolina Founder, Samuel Johnston, during a speech to a Sons of the American Revolution group in Edenton. Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray discussed highlights from this year’s North Carolina legislative session during presentations to the Mecklenburg Republican Women’s Evening Group and the Union County Republican Club.

Gray continues twice-weekly updates on state political and public policy developments for WTSB Radio. Director of Communications Mitch Kokai discussed the week’s top state government news with Curtis Wright on WMYT Radio.

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