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Lennie Jarratt

Lennie Jarratt is the project manager for the Center for Transforming Education at The Heartland Institute.

Jarratt is the former managing editor (2013-2014) of Champion News, an Illinois based news website focused on reporting on education and Illinois politics. Jarratt was the managing editor (2004-2011) of Education Matters which researched education in local school districts across Illinois.

Jarratt has presented analysis on Common Core and education choice on Fox News, Breitbart, ABC Chicago and multiple radio outlets and newspapers across the United States. He has been a presenter on panels discussing education choice, common core, homeschooling, and Illinois Freedom of Information Laws with groups such as American Majority, Americans for Prosperity (AFP), Illinois Tea Party groups, homeschool conventions, and state legislative hearings.

Jarratt received his bachelor’s degree from Virginia State University, where he studied mathematics and computer science.

Recent Articles and Publications

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April 10, 2018
By Lennie Jarratt, Tim Benson, S.T. Karnick
“It is clear our nation’s education system continues to fail its mission of educating our children.” - Lennie Jarratt
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March 20, 2018
By Tim Benson, Lennie Jarratt
Strike Vouchers Make Sure As Many Children As Possible Are Freed From Outside Forces Controlling Their Education
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March 13, 2018
By S.T. Karnick, Lennie Jarratt, Tim Benson
“The signing of this bill is a great step to protect students.” - Lennie Jarratt
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February 22, 2018
By Tim Benson, Lennie Jarratt
Strike Vouchers Make Sure As Many Children As Possible Are Freed From Outside Forces Controlling Their Education
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February 15, 2018
By Christopher Talgo, Lennie Jarratt
The federal government has a spending problem, not a revenue problem.
February 14, 2018
By Teresa Mull, Lennie Jarratt
Our country’s teachers unions are doing what they do best: throwing a childish tantrum and demanding they get more of your hard-earned tax dollars to spoil their underperforming members.
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November 8, 2017
By Lennie Jarratt
Testimony Before the Ohio Senate Education Committee
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September 20, 2017
By Tim Benson, Lennie Jarratt
Strike Vouchers Make Sure As Many Children As Possible Are Freed From Outside Forces Controlling Their Education
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