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Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America’s Children
February 2, 2017
Join education expert Vicki Alger as she breaks down the shortcomings and controversies surrounding federal education policies.

February 2, 2017
Join education expert Vicki Alger as she breaks down the shortcomings and controversies surrounding federal education policies.
January 26, 2017
What are Know-Nothing amendments? Join Jamie Gass, director of the Center for School Reform at the Pioneer Institute, to learn the meaning and history of the Know-Nothing amendments and how they keep students trapped in failing schools.
October 13, 2016
STOP FED ED is a campaign led by parents, taxpayers, and educators committed to ending Common Core and the U.S. Department of Education. The fight against Common Core has exposed the failures of those trying to force a federally-based one-size-fits-all curriculum on states and local school districts. Even strong Common Core supporters realize the name is toxic and have accepted the premise that the federal government should not be dictating curriculum.
September 7, 2016
Education outcomes in America continue to lag globally; the debate over Common Core State Standards remains heated; and educational choice options such as education savings accounts and charter schools continue to grow. This panel analyzes roadblocks to transforming education and explores ways to improve access to a quality education. Speaking on this panel are Goldwater Institute Education Director Jonathan Butcher, Heritage Foundation Will Skillman Fellow in Education Lindsey Burke, and Illinois State Rep. John Anthony (R- Grundy County).
August 3, 2016
The 2016-2017 Lincoln Douglas Debate Resolution - Resolved: Rehabilitation ought to be valued above retribution in criminal justice systems. Greg Rehmke, program director of Economic Thinking explores this topic with a discussion and examples for rehabilitation, retribution, and restitution (restorative justice) being used today and in the past.
June 9, 2016
Jason Bedrick of the Cato Institute explains how your tax dollars can be better used to educate your children and grandchildren. Bedrick discusses the use of vouchers, education savings accounts, and other funding options to educate those who will be the future of this country. Bedrick is a policy analyst at the Cato Institute's Center for Educational Freedom. He earned his master’s degree in public policy, with a focus on education policy, from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His thesis, “Choosing to Learn,” assessed the scholarship tax credit programs operating in eight states, including their impact of student performance, fiscal impact, program design, and popularity.
April 7, 2016
Do Common Core State Standards make sense to you? How do they affect you and your children? Peter Wood of the National Association of Scholars gets to the core of the matter.
March 10, 2016
Students at Embers Elementary in Park Ridge, IL performed a dance to celebrate National School Choice Week on January 28, 2016.
January 30, 2016
Former Congressman and current AM 560 The Answer radio personality Joe Walsh joins The Heartland Institute's National School Choice Week event as keynote speaker on Saturday, January 30 at The Heartland Institute's offices in Arlington Heights. The event will feature a panel discussion on how education choice benefits all students across Chicagoland and across the country. Every child deserves access to a quality education.
January 21, 2016
The second panel analyzes recently passed education savings account program in Nevada and Mississippi, the state of education in the country, and how to fight back against Common Core Standards. Speaking on this panel are Mississippi State Senator Angela Burks Hill (R-Picayune); Civitas Institute attorney Elliot Engstrom; and Heartland Senior Fellow Bruno Behrend.
October 29, 2015
The second panel analyzes successes in states that are expanding school choice. It also looks at what some states are doing to fight back against increased federal control of education. Speaking on this panel are Illinois state Representative Jeanne Ives (R-DuPage County), Director of State Programs and Government Relations at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice Michael Chartier, and Communications Director for the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy Michael Novak.
October 28, 2015
Bruno Behrend, senior fellow for education policy at the Heartland Institute; Troy LaRaviere, Chicago Public School Principal and James Thindwa, community engagement coordinator for the American Federation of Teachers debated school choice.