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December 9, 2019
American Students Are Failing; You Can Thank Public Schools
New standardized test scores have been released, and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called the results of the federally mandated National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) exam “devastating.”
Education
December 5, 2019
In Restoring Civics, Start with the Basics
There is a lot to be said for students having the opportunity to write research papers or develop projects independently. But first they should have a base of knowledge from which to proceed.
Education
December 5, 2019
Five Reasons to be Thankful for School Choice
Education is such a fundamental element of American life, we often take it for granted. Yet the fundamental nature of education is precisely what makes it the political policy every citizen should care about.
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Environment
December 2, 2019
Heartland Weekly: Americans Don’t Want a Socialism
Week of November 25, 2019
Education
December 1, 2019
Kamala Harris’ ‘Family Friendly Schools Act’ is Far from Family Friendly
If passed, Harris’ so-called Family Friendly Schools Act would do irreparable harm to an already failing institution: the sacred American family.
Education
November 26, 2019
Bargaining for Socialism
“Bargaining for the common good” is really an attempt by teacher union elites to turn America socialist.

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Education
December 9, 2019
By Teresa Mull
New standardized test scores have been released, and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called the results of the federally mandated National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) exam “devastating.”
December 5, 2019
By Robert G. Holland
There is a lot to be said for students having the opportunity to write research papers or develop projects independently. But first they should have a base of knowledge from which to proceed.
December 5, 2019
By Teresa Mull
Education is such a fundamental element of American life, we often take it for granted. Yet the fundamental nature of education is precisely what makes it the political policy every citizen should care about.
December 2, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of November 25, 2019
December 1, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
If passed, Harris’ so-called Family Friendly Schools Act would do irreparable harm to an already failing institution: the sacred American family.
November 26, 2019
By Larry Sand
“Bargaining for the common good” is really an attempt by teacher union elites to turn America socialist.
November 25, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of November 18, 2019
November 18, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of November 11, 2019
November 13, 2019
By Larry Sand
An analysis of school shootings by the U.S. Secret Service doesn’t really tell us anything new.
November 13, 2019
By Brandon Best
The tuition freeze is only the second in the 36-year history of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
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November 11, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
This is the second week of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) strike. It’s the second CTU strike in less than 10 years, and it’s having wide and far-ranging repercussions.
November 11, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
CPS teachers are failing miserably in their mission. Maybe they should not be rewarded with more money, more posh positions, and all other sorts of treats.
November 11, 2019
By Tim Benson
Florida teachers are adequately compensated, State legislators should look for other, truly effective ways to improve school outcomes.
November 11, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of November 4, 2019
November 10, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Currently, the private sector is largely excluded from creating certified apprenticeship programs, which are led by unions and local and state government entities.
November 8, 2019
By Larry Sand
The L.A. teachers union may officially support Bernie Sanders for president next week.
November 4, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of October 28, 2019
October 31, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
The 23rd annual edition of the Report Card on American Education by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia,
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October 30, 2019
By Larry Sand
Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren used to be a Republican, a Native American and pro-school choice. Now she is a Democrat, a Caucasian and anti-choice teacher union suck-up.
October 29, 2019
By Larry Sand
America’s newest religion is secular, and its zealous missionaries are focusing their efforts on the country’s youth.
October 28, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of October 21, 2019
October 24, 2019
The federal government just released a report about schools that concludes what anyone who has ever ridden a public bus, used a public bathroom or stood in line at the DMV could tell you: Private is better.
October 23, 2019
By Jane S. Shaw
The tenure of higher education leadership is getting shorter, pay greater.
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October 22, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
The student loan debt bubble has reached epic proportions.
October 22, 2019
By Teresa Mull
Loveland High School student Nathan Myers recently did what many Colorado kids do: He ventured into the great outdoors for some target practice with his mom.
October 22, 2019
By Teresa Mull
This Colorado district doesn’t like the idea of teachers carrying firearms. But the question should be: who cares?
October 22, 2019
By Robert G. Holland
Now that summer has ended and classrooms have opened across the country, a spotlight shines on the latest research showing the value of parents being able to choose the best education for their children.
October 21, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of October 14, 2019
October 18, 2019
By Jay Lehr
Richard Vedder is such a giant in education and economics that he was able to persuade 28 colleagues to write detailed prepublication comments about this book.
October 17, 2019
By Lennie Jarratt, Tim Benson
“The Heartland Institute’s strike vouchers and education choice reforms need to be implemented immediately.” - Lennie Jarratt
October 16, 2019
By Vivian E. Jones
About 26 percent of U.S. homeschooling families—more than 400,000—are Hispanic, and 8 percent—about 130,000 families—are black, National Center for Education Statistics data show.
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October 15, 2019
By Larry Sand
A blockbuster report exposes myths about the teaching profession, but will it matter?
October 14, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of October 7, 2019
October 10, 2019
By Larry Sand
Still a year away, Golden Staters brace for a shoot-out with the tax bandits.
October 9, 2019
By Robert G. Holland
For the past year, South Carolina lawmakers have focused on a major education reform plan. Unfortunately, their plan will likely not include the most significant education reform possible: school choice.
September 30, 2019
By Cassidy Syftestad
More Iowa children will be able to attend private schools of their choosing next year.
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September 30, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of September 23, 2019
September 25, 2019
Montana is one of 37 states that has a “Blaine Amendment” barring “direct or indirect” state aid to religious schools.
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September 25, 2019
By Jenna A. Robinson
Purdue University, a public institution in Indiana, started the tuition-freeze trend in 2013.
September 23, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of September 16, 2019