Trip Stallings is the Director of Policy Research at the William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University and a former teacher. Though a native Virginian, he could see the North Carolina border from the hospital in which he was born, and both sides of his family have North Carolina roots (Lexington and Edenton). He returned to the Old North State in 1988, with only a three-year lapse in judgment (1992-1995) since.
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