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November 27, 2017
By Herbert J. Walberg, Joseph Bast
The Heartland Institute announced the release of the fourth edition of The Patriot’s Toolbox,
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June 29, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Joseph Bast, Herbert J. Walberg
Huelskamp Will Succeed Founding President Joseph Bast, Who Has Led the Illinois-based, National Free-Market Think Tank Since 1984 Founding
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Government & Politics
August 5, 2015
By Herbert J. Walberg, Joseph Bast
Once a child is enrolled in school, the time for homework starts. Sending children home from school with homework is a long tradition that has come under criticism by some psychologists and writers as being a form of punishment.
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Education
April 9, 2015
By Herbert J. Walberg, Joseph Bast
John H. Bishop, a professor of human resource studies at Cornell University, has devoted much of his career to studying the effects of high-stakes exit exams on student achievement.
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Education
March 16, 2015
By Herbert J. Walberg, Joseph Bast
For some children, a “culture of poverty” severely limits the opportunities they have to benefit from structured play and enrollment in out-of-school programs.
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Education
June 1, 2014
By Joseph Bast, Herbert J. Walberg
Learning is easier and faster when properly designed incentive systems are used. Unfortunately, denying the effectiveness of incentives in K-12 education is a foundational idea of progressive educational philosophy and practice.
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Education
May 16, 2013
By Joseph Bast, Herbert J. Walberg
Joseph Bast, President of the Heartland Institute, and Dr.
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Education
March 6, 2013
By Joy Pullmann, Herbert J. Walberg, Bruno Behrend
The legislatures in Georgia and Kentucky moved closer Tuesday to implementing versions of the “Parent Trigger,” a school reform proposal that gives parents the power to force districts to change failing schools.
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Education
March 1, 2013
By Herbert J. Walberg, Joy Pullmann, Bruno Behrend
Both houses of the Alabama Legislature passed House Bill 84 on Thursday, which would create a school voucher program allowing students who attend failing schools to transfer to private, parochial or other public schools. Gov.
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Education
January 11, 2013
By Herbert J. Walberg
Different increases in wealth among countries are strongly linked to student achievement. But in the most recent international achievement survey, U.S. students ranked 27th in mathematics and 21st in science.
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