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November 13, 2019
CLT: An Alternative to the Common Core Aligned SAT and ACT (Guests: Jeremy Tate and Keith Nix) Podcast
A new standardized test, the Classic Learning Test (CLT), is a new and growing alternative to the SAT and the ACT.
Education
October 29, 2019
West Virginia Teachers Get Paid to Skip School (Guest: Tim Benson) Podcast
Education Project Manager Lennie Jarratt talks with Policy Analyst Tim Benson about absenteeism in West Virginia public schools.
Education
October 23, 2019
Chicago Teacher Strike: Rewarding Failure (Guests: Tim Benson and Chris Talgo) Podcast
Policy Analyst Tim Benson and Editor Chris Talgo join the podcast to discuss the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) strike

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Education
November 13, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt
A new standardized test, the Classic Learning Test (CLT), is a new and growing alternative to the SAT and the ACT.
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October 29, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt, Tim Benson
Education Project Manager Lennie Jarratt talks with Policy Analyst Tim Benson about absenteeism in West Virginia public schools.
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October 23, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt, Tim Benson, Christopher Talgo
Policy Analyst Tim Benson and Editor Chris Talgo join the podcast to discuss the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) strike
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October 7, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Heartland’s Jim Lakely talks with Charlie Copeland, president and CEO of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), about the rise of socialism on America’s college campuses.
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October 1, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt
Congressman Jim Banks joined us to discuss his plan to make students safer in Washington DC schools.
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September 25, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt
Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week, discusses his new book, “The School Choice Roadmap: 7 Steps to Finding the Right School for Your Child”.
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September 17, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt, Larry Sand
Larry Sand, president of the California Teachers Empowerment Network (CTEN), uses data to show overall there are more teachers today than ever.
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July 12, 2019
By Donny Kendal, Lennie Jarratt
Heartland’s Donald Kendal sits down with Education Policy Expert Lennie Jarratt in the first episode of the In The Tank Podcast’s subseries “Deep Dive.” Jarratt and Kendal go in depth into the topic of education policy.
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June 20, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt
Richard Vedder discusses his new book Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America. It outlines the major reasons higher education is failing to fulfilling its promise.
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June 6, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Heartland Director of Communications Jim Lakely talks with Mark Joseph, producer of the upcoming film “No Safe Spaces,” a look at modern oppression of our free speech rights in America.
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May 17, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt
Marsha Familaro Enright asserts that collaborative dialogue and widespread educational reform can lead to a freer society.
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April 23, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt
State Rep. Patrick Neville joins the show to discuss how he survived the Columbine shooting as a student of Columbine High School.
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April 17, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt
Darrell Scott, father of Rachel Joy Scott, who was the first student killed at Columbine High School joined the Heartland Daily Podcast to discuss that tragic day on April 20, 1999.
March 13, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt
Learn what the Invest in Kids Act is, how it works, and the demographics of the students who received scholarships, hint, it’s not the well-off suburbanite.
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March 4, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Is the American public education system repairable, or is it inherently flawed? Former state Rep. Kent Grusendorf joins the show to discuss this question.
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February 11, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt
With a centralized education system, West Virginia has some of the highest spending and lowest educational outcomes. Senator Patricia Rucker talks about the problem and what to do about it.
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February 7, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt
The New Hampshire legislature is attempting to repeal the state’s education tax-credit which serves nearly 900 students, the majority of which are low-income or have special needs.
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January 25, 2019
By Donny Kendal, Isaac Orr, Justin Haskins
Donny Kendal; Isaac Orr, Policy Fellow at the Center of the American Experiment; and Justin Haskins bring you episode #175 of the In The Tank Podcast. This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions.
January 22, 2019
By Joe Barnett, Stan Liebowitz
Stan Liebowitz, a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, applies economic reasoning to state K-12 education systems.
January 9, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud, Vicki Alger
Vicki Alger, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum joins the podcast to discuss her efforts on education reform, what options are available for parents and lawmakers, and what we can expect from the states in 2019.
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December 17, 2018
By Lennie Jarratt, Lindsey Stroud
State Supreme Courts in Montana and New Mexico recently ruled on cases that have a dramatic effect on school choice. Lindsey Stroud and Lennie Jarratt discuss the implications of these rulings.
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November 14, 2018
By Lennie Jarratt
Ron Court founder of the Booker T. Washington Society, celebrating his life, pursuit of liberty, and legacy left behind for all Americans.
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October 24, 2018
By Lennie Jarratt
Dr. Cara Candal explains how charter schools can close the achievement gap for low-income students.
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October 9, 2018
By Lennie Jarratt
Janus v. AFSCME allowed school districts to pay their teachers more. The effects of higher pay and merit based pay are examined.
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May 31, 2018
By Lennie Jarratt
Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) illustrates her efforts to hold higher education institutions accountable for the student debt crisis.
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May 16, 2018
By Andy Singer, Lennie Jarratt, Christopher Talgo
Teachers across the country are striking for higher pay. The problem is that the ever-expanding bureaucracy is siphoning money that could go to these educators.
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April 27, 2018
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft, Lennie Jarratt
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #137 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from The Heartland Institute, the American Enterprise Institute, and more.
April 11, 2018
By Lennie Jarratt
After Obama opened the floodgates on student loans, young Americans earned useless degrees while accruing up to $100,000 of debt. Now, they cannot even find jobs to pay off the debt.
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April 3, 2018
By Vicki Alger, Lennie Jarratt
How did the Obama administration transform public education into public indoctrination? Vicki Alger, research fellow at the Independent Institute, discusses this question and more on the Heartland Daily Podcast.
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March 19, 2018
By Lennie Jarratt, Teresa Mull
The United States Supreme Court is hearing a case that could spell the end of forced union dues. Without forcing teachers to pay, teachers’ unions may be on the way out says guest Lennie Jarratt.
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March 1, 2018
By Teresa Mull
Homeschooling has taken on the stigma of being for hippies and conservatives, but there’s a new group in town… hipsters!
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February 21, 2018
By Teresa Mull
An Obama era mandate that altered the way schools can utilize disciplinary action has hurt the students, schools, and education as a whole.
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February 7, 2018
By Teresa Mull
The school choice movement is gaining momentum, but there are still obstacles to be tackled. John Schilling, president of the American Federation for Children, discusses what these are.
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January 31, 2018
By Teresa Mull
Through the new “Drawn to Discover” program, teachers are helping children overcome learning difficulties through cursive.
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January 24, 2018
By Teresa Mull
After a 7th grade girl was attacked in her school’s locker room, mother Karin Hughes expected action. Yet, she found the public school was more concerned with the perpetrators than the victims and offered little help for her daughter.
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January 18, 2018
By Teresa Mull
Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week, discusses this year's event, why school choice is so vital to society, and ways families can get involved.
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January 16, 2018
By Teresa Mull
Thomas Carroll, president of the Invest in Education Coalition, talks about the newly passed Republican tax bill and how parents can take advantage of it to save money for their children's educations.
January 9, 2018
By Teresa Mull, Larry Sand
Larry Sand, president of the California Teachers Empowerment Network, discusses the alarming trend of poorly educated teachers, how it affects students and society, and what can be done about it.
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December 21, 2017
By Teresa Mull, Lennie Jarratt
Lennie Jarratt, project manager of The Heartland Institute's Center for Education Transformation, discusses data released by the National Education Association that shows how much taxpayers pay for government school educators.
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December 14, 2017
By Teresa Mull
John Friend, co-director of the Full Circle School, discusses the unique advantages of "micro-schools."
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