John Locke Update / Impact Newsletter

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The Raleigh News & Observer reported this week that John Locke Foundation Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops would be featured among the education experts addressing a six-hour session of Republican state lawmakers meeting in Kannapolis in advance of the 2015 legislative session. The Associated Press also reported on JLF participation in the education briefing. The Charlotte Observer published an article quoting Stoops’ assessment of potential changes in the N.C. State Board of Education’s school dropout policy.

Stoops discussed virtual charter schools during an appearance on Time Warner Cable News’ statewide “Capital Tonight” program. The Kernersville News published his recent column on the controversy surrounding a redesigned Advanced Placement U.S. history course.

The Mount Airy News published JLF Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar Roy Cordato‘s column on state government choosing health care winners and losers. The Kernersville News picked up Cordato’s column on government policies that hurt low-skilled workers. Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Sarah Curry joins Bill LuMaye this afternoon on Talk Radio WPTF to discuss a proposal for the General Assembly to split up its committees dealing with K-12 and higher education issues.

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