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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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Government & Politics
Health Care
Environment
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Education
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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Education
October 6, 2012
By Herbert J. Walberg
In big cities, as many as 80 percent of public school parents say they would send their children to parochial or independent schools if they could afford tuition.
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Education
September 27, 2012
By Joy Pullmann, Herbert J. Walberg, Robert G. Holland, S.T. Karnick, George A. Clowes
On Friday, the movie “Won’t Back Down” opens in more than 3,000 theaters nationwide. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis, the film is an inspiring story about how a single mother takes on the broken and corrupt public school system – and wins.
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Education
September 10, 2012
By Joy Pullmann, Herbert J. Walberg, Robert G. Holland, John Nothdurft, S.T. Karnick
The Chicago Teachers Union went on strike Monday morning, the first strike in Chicago’s public schools in 25 years.
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Education
June 28, 2012
By Herbert J. Walberg, Joy Pullmann, Bruno Behrend, Robert G. Holland
The New Hampshire Legislature on Wednesday voted to override Gov. John Lynch’s veto of Senate Bill 372, the School Choice Scholarship Act.
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Education
April 18, 2012
By Herbert J. Walberg, Joy Pullmann
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) today signed a sweeping school reform bill that includes vouchers to pay for tuition at private schools for low- and moderate-income parents with children in failing public schools.
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Education
December 30, 2011
By Herbert J. Walberg
Informed by evidence as of 2011, this essay speculates on the rise of vouchers through 2030 from the perspective of 2040. For this article, a voucher means a scholarship awarded directly to families to pay private school costs.
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Education
April 29, 2011
By Herbert J. Walberg
National surveys show that most students report cheating at some point during their school careers.
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April 1, 2011
By Herbert J. Walberg
Transformational Innovation in K-12 Education: Achieving More, Spending Less in Schools, Districts, and States is an edited and revised version of a publication prepared for the Center on Innovation & Improvement, for which author Herb Walberg, chairman
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Education
April 1, 2011
By Joseph Bast, Herbert J. Walberg
Teacher unions often lead the opposition to legislation that would expand the ability of parents to choose the schools – whether public or private – their children attend.
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Education
April 1, 2010
By Herbert J. Walberg
For the last half century, higher spending and many modern reforms have failed to raise the achievement of students in the United States to the levels of other economically advanced countries.
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Education
September 1, 2008
By Herbert J. Walberg
Americans spend more on elementary and high schools and get less learning for their money than citizens in other developed nations. Only 40 percent of U.S.
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Education
August 28, 2007
By Herbert J. Walberg
School Choice: The Findings is the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey available summarizing the research on charter schools, vouchers, and public versus private school effectiveness.
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Education
September 1, 2005
By Joseph Bast, Herbert J. Walberg
This book is for parents, teachers, policymakers, taxpayers, and everyone who wants great schools for children regardless of their race, social background, and parents' income.
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Education
December 31, 2004
By Joseph Bast, Herbert J. Walberg
Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled school vouchers are constitutional in 2002, grassroots activists around the country have been organizing to support passage of school choice programs.
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Education
December 31, 2004
By Joseph Bast, Herbert J. Walberg
Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled school vouchers are constitutional in 2002, grassroots activists around the country have been organizing to support passage of school choice programs.
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Education
December 31, 2004
By Joseph Bast, Herbert J. Walberg
Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled school vouchers are constitutional in 2002, grassroots activists around the country have been organizing to support passage of school choice programs.
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Education
September 1, 2004
By Herbert J. Walberg
Parents are seizing new opportunities to choose their children's schools through vouchers and charter schools. But does such school choice improve learning and lead to other improvements in schooling? The evidence from a variety of studies shows it does.
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Education
May 1, 2004
By Herbert J. Walberg
Because learning in most subjects depends on reading skills, reading proficiency can be considered the most important goal in the early grades.
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Education
November 1, 2003
By Herbert J. Walberg
Growing evidence shows introducing market forces into the education arena benefits all students by raising achievement across the board.
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Education
August 22, 2003
By Joseph Bast, Herbert J. Walberg
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Education
July 1, 2003
By Joseph Bast, Herbert J. Walberg
In July 2003, The Heartland Institute will release Let's Put Parents Back in Charge! a 96-page paperback book that presents the need for parental choice in education and explains how to join the school choice movement.
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Economy
Taxes
Government Spending
February 1, 2003
By Herbert J. Walberg
Fourth grade marks the point that proficient students stop learning to read, and start reading to learn.
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Education
February 1, 2003
By Herbert J. Walberg
Cost Per ProficientFourth-Grade Reader State NAEP Student Achievement: % scoring at or above proficient in Grade 4 reading (1998) % Annual Current Expenditure Per Pupil (1997-98) $ Cost to Produce a Proficient Fourth-Grader in 1998 ($ x 5)/%
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Education
October 1, 2002
By Herbert J. Walberg
U.S. taxpayers paid on average $108,730 to produce each 1998 high school graduate.
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Education
July 1, 1998
By Herbert J. Walberg
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Education
July 1, 1998
By Herbert J. Walberg
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Education
July 27, 1995
By Herbert J. Walberg
The United States now spends more per student on public elementary and secondary education than any other advanced country belonging to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
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Education
July 7, 1995
By Herbert J. Walberg
Why does the world's most productive country have the world's least productive school system? The U.S.
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Education
January 1, 1988
By Herbert J. Walberg
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Education
January 1, 1988
By Herbert J. Walberg
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Education
 

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