John Locke Update / Impact Newsletter

Researchers tackle school test results, Common Core, Obamacare, and more

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When the News & Observer wanted to make sense of new state public school test results, the newspaper sought analysis from John Locke Foundation Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops. His comments appeared in articles for the N&O, Cary News, Midtown Raleigh News, Southwest Wake News, Eastern Wake News, and Garner-Cleveland Record.

Stoops shared his concerns about the controversial Common Core public school standards during three public presentations this week, one for Durham’s All Interested Republicans group and two for the Civitas Institute’s Common Core event in Greensboro. Chapel Hill’s Daily Tar Heel interviewed Stoops about the first meeting of the governor’s new teacher advisory committee.

Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Sarah Curry will join Bill LuMaye on WPTF Radio this afternoon to discuss her new report on North Carolina state government’s spending growth. The Heritage Foundaton’s “Insider Online” promoted that report. highlighted Curry’s research newsletter on the fiscal impact of this month’s local elections in North Carolina.

The Master Resource blog promoted Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar Roy Cordato‘s recent report on calculating energy subsidies and penalties.

The Kinston Free Press cited Health and Human Services Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo‘s work on a recent report pointing out the flaws in Community Care of North Carolina. (Jonathan Ingram and Katherine Restrepo, writing in an executive summery for an Oct. 22 report released by the conservative John Locke Foundation, mention the inconsistency of consultant assessments of CCNC as one of the reasons to move toward a market-based model.) The N.C. Spin website promoted Restrepo’s “Locker Room” blog post on the sluggish response to Obamacare‘s troubled website. highlighted Restrepo’s research newsletter on redistribution of health care, along with Director of Regulatory Studies Jon Sanders‘ newsletter on a flawed study of film incentives‘ impact. N.C. Senate Republicans promoted Sanders’ film incentive analysis.

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