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Medicaid, education schools, ozone, and other JLF research interests

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Editorials in both the Greensboro News & Record and Asheville Citizen-Times cited John Locke Foundation Health and Human
Services Analyst Katherine Restrepo
‘s ideas for Medicaid reform. and Watchdog Wire NC promoted Restrepo’s research newsletter
on the negative impact of certificate-of-need restrictions on health care

The Lumberton Robesonian and published Terry Stoops’
column exploring the reasons for declining enrollment in
education schools. A Laurinburg Exchange
column noted Stoops’ role in recommending one of state Sen. Phil Berger’s appointments to a new study commission looking into Common Core public school
standards. Retired math professor John Scheick had developed an interest in
Common Core after reading a
Wall Street Journal column on the topic from a University of California
mathematician. (
“She gave several examples of what seem to be
ludicrous methods in the teaching of math,” said Dr. Scheick. “And so
I contacted Mr. Stoops [Director of Education Studies at the John Locke
Foundation], and he asked me if I would be willing to serve on this review
commission, and I said maybe, and he told me how to get in touch with Senator
Berger and I did.”

The Kernersville News published Vice
President for Research and Resident Scholar Roy Cordato
‘s column
on changing ozone regulations. and N.C. Senate Republicans’
daily press email cited Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Sarah Curry‘s column on property tax rates in North Carolina and Director of Regulatory Studies Jon Sanders‘ column panning proposals to increase the government-mandated minimum wage.

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