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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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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
August 29, 2017
By Lennie Jarratt, Tim Benson, Arianna Wilkerson, Justin Haskins
"Illinois lawmakers will continue to fight over education funding until they learn to focus on students and not the school districts and teachers’ pension funds." - Lennie Jarratt
June 29, 2017
By Lennie Jarratt, Tim Benson
"t has already been a very busy (and good) week for education choice advocates, and this news out of North Carolina is the cherry on the sundae." - Tim Benson
June 28, 2017
By Lennie Jarratt
"Florida continues to be one of the leaders in expanding education opportunities for students." - Lennie Jarratt
June 27, 2017
By Lennie Jarratt
"This ruling is common sense, affirming monies that never pass through government coffers are not government money." - Lennie Jarratt
March 27, 2017
By Lennie Jarratt
This full-color 17x22 poster offers quick facts about education choice. It is perfect for displaying in a classroom, on a school bulletin board, or on the door of a legislative office. It would make a GREAT poster for education choice rallies!
May 5, 2016
By Tim Benson, Lennie Jarratt
The Heartland Policy Brief examines why teachers are threatening to strike, the history of teacher strikes in Illinois, and the performance and financial challenges faced by students, their parents, and the taxpayers of Illinois.
March 30, 2016
By Lennie Jarratt
One page chart showing which homeschool curriculum is aligned to Common Core State Standards.

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