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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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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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May 8, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt
On April 20, 1999, two teens carried out an attack at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.
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May 7, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new effort in Illinois to switch from a flat tax system to a progressive tax system, a move that is likely to have long-term negative effects on taxpayers and the state’s economy.
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May 2, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans and Lennie Jarratt discuss a major tax reform proposal that would hike both sales and sin taxes in Nebraska while reducing property taxes—a tax swap that would place a major burden on Nebraska consumers.
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April 10, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt
In this testimony before the Tennessee Senate Education Committee, Lennie Jarratt provides research showing the benefits of education savings accounts for the students of Tennessee.
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February 8, 2019
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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