John Hood

John Hood is president of the John William Pope Foundation, a North Carolina-based grantmaker, and author of Catalyst: Jim Martin and the Rise of North Carolina Republicans (John F. Blair, 2015).

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What happens after the voting?

As I write this, the balloting isn’t yet over in North Carolina. But here’s an election result I can forecast...

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The race for lieutenant governor: School choice merits stout defense

When Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and his Democratic challenger, former state Rep. Linda Coleman, met on September 13 for...

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Teacher pay ideas get tested

Try something new? I’m all for it. But whether you are talking about changing your diet, changing your career, or...

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School reform is good economics

Although the debate about education policy is robust, complicated, and sometimes vitriolic, there is actually broad agreement about the bottom...

 

How Governor Martin led on education

Jim Martin is one of modern North Carolina’s most successful political leaders. We’ll know in November whether he’ll remain the...

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How To Pay Teachers More

State lawmakers in Raleigh are about to release their budget plans for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Although they may not...

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Two ways forward on H.B. 2

Is there any way for the opposing sides debating North Carolina’s House Bill 2 to move beyond the current impasse?...

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School choice is now mainstream

When I first advocated the idea of parental choice in elementary and secondary education, it was considered by many to...

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North Carolina schools ranked seventh

North Carolina’s public schools are currently producing better results than you might think, according to a recent analysis of independent...

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School reform takes big strides

Almost exactly 15 year ago, I wrote an education reform plan for the John Locke Foundation entitled “Reach for the...

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Not a matter of degrees

For three years now, I’ve been defending the decision of the North Carolina General Assembly to end the longstanding practice...

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Taxpayer Protection Act has Carolina pedigree

As North Carolina’s legislative session (presumably) winds down over the next couple of weeks, it seems increasingly unlikely that the...