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January 12, 2022
America’s Best and Worst Metro Areas for School Quality (Guest: Adam Tyner) Podcast
No two schools are exactly equal, but how can we rank the best, and worst, across the country? Adam Tyner joins the show to lend his helping hand.
Government & Politics
September 8, 2021
Miseducation Propaganda in U.S. Schools Podcast
Leftist propaganda in our schools is seemingly getting worse every day. A former schoolteacher highlights how bad it really is.
Education
September 1, 2021
Critical Race Theory and “The Authoritarians” Podcast
Critical race theory is invading our schools and spreading woke propaganda throughout our education system.

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Education
January 12, 2022
By Tim Benson
No two schools are exactly equal, but how can we rank the best, and worst, across the country? Adam Tyner joins the show to lend his helping hand.
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September 8, 2021
By Christopher Talgo, Donald Kendal
Leftist propaganda in our schools is seemingly getting worse every day. A former schoolteacher highlights how bad it really is.
September 1, 2021
By Tim Benson
Critical race theory is invading our schools and spreading woke propaganda throughout our education system.
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August 26, 2021
By Tim Benson
Amber Northern joins the show to discuss all the issues poor state standards lead to when educating America’s youth.
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October 20, 2020
As the classics have been faded out of our education system, Americans are struggling to think critically and look beyond partisan differences.
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September 2, 2020
By Tim Benson
Tim Benson joins the podcast Freedom Adventure to discuss school choice and energy policy.
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March 16, 2020
By Lennie Jarratt
Lennie Jarratt joins The Monica Jaye Show to discuss why throwing more money at education will not lead to better outcomes.
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January 28, 2020
By Lennie Jarratt
Co-founders of the National Parents Union Keri Rodrigues and Alma Marquez join the program to discuss their fight as parents against teachers' unions.
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January 22, 2020
By Lennie Jarratt, Christopher Talgo
Rep. Dan Caulkins (IL-101) joined Lennie Jarratt and Chris Talgo to discuss a plan to require 55 words of the Declaration of Independence to be memorized as part of the U.S. Constitution instruction and test requirements for Illinois students.
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December 18, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt, Jason Bedrick
Education choice is the best method for allowing children to reach their fullest potential. Jason bedrick joins the show to explain his efforts in promoting education choice.
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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 Donald 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.
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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 Donald 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 Heartland Staff, 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, Heartland Staff
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 Donald 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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