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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NC sets higher bar

Texas, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New York, and North Carolina are in an exclusive club. Can you guess its membership policy? I’m...


Ask the right questions

Call me a starry-eyed optimist. I don’t assume that those who disagree with me about school reform are out to...


School grades teach lessons

Those who care about education reform learned a lot on February 5 when North Carolina released its first letter grades...


School woes aren’t werewolves

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