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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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December 12, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses the proposed progressive tax in Illinois, why these taxes are less effective than the current flat tax, and how a progressive tax will have a strong negative effect on Illinois' economy.
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October 17, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt, Tim Benson
“The Heartland Institute’s strike vouchers and education choice reforms need to be implemented immediately.” - Lennie Jarratt
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October 2, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a ballot initiative campaign in California that would impose huge tax increases in an effort to improve K-12 education funding.
September 19, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans and Lennie Jarratt discuss a new ballot initiative in Idaho that would increase taxes on both high-income Idahoans and corporations in the state to raise funds for K-12 education.
September 15, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt
In this FAQ, Lennie Jarratt answers the most frequently asked questions about education choice in Georgia.
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June 14, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt, AnneMarie Schieber
“The current rules favoring employer-sponsored insurance have been in dire need of reform for years." - Matthew Glans
May 30, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt
In the 20 years since the April 20, 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, two people who were affected by that day have taken up the issue of student safety.
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May 8, 2019
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Tim Benson, Vicki Alger, Lennie Jarratt
“It is long overdue that parents in one of the most dangerous school districts in America are provided a safe education choice, and Child Safety Accounts can make that possible.” - Tim Huelskamp
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