Joy Pullmann
Joy Pullmann
Joy Pullmann
Joy Pullmann is managing editor of The Federalist and author of "The Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids," out from Encounter Books this spring. Get it on Amazon. She previously was managing editor of School Reform News at The Heartland Institute and the assistant editor for American Magazine at the American Enterprise Institute. Joy is also the 2013-14 recipient of a Robert Novak journalism fellowship for in-depth reporting on Common Core national education mandates. Joy has taught high school and middle school history, literature, and debate, and has written public speaking curriculum. She is a graduate of the Hillsdale College honors and journalism programs. She and her husband live in the Midwest and have five children ages seven and younger. Follow Joy on Twitter.
To Boost School Choice, Congress Can Do Much Better Than A Meager Tax Carveout

Congress can take two major steps to encourage school choice in lieu of this ineffective 529 expansion: dramatically cut its meddling in education, and dramatically increase the federal child tax credit. 

Has Promoting Mother Absence Spawned Campus Crybabies?

Let’s take a look at some evidence for Mary Eberstadt’s charge that increasingly anxious and rootless young Americans have been cheated by their own families and society of their sense of identity.

Is Yale Really Elite If Its English Majors Never Read Shakespeare?

Yale’s English department decided it will no longer require English majors to study literary luminaries such as William Shakespeare and John Donne. 

Why Megan McArdle Shouldn’t Lose Faith In School Choice Just Yet

School choice hasn’t been tried and found wanting. It’s been found politically difficult and not really tried.

Bill Gates Tacitly Admits His Common Core Experiment Was A Failure

It looks like this is as close to an apology or admission of failure as we’re going to get, folks. Sorry about that $4 trillion and mangled years of education for American K-12 kids and teachers.

We Need A Child Tax Credit Bump To Undo Our Welfare State’s Redistribution Of Children

Creating children likely to grow up into productive adults and capable citizens is non-negotiable to the nation’s long-term health, both socially and fiscally.

7 Books To Read With Kids About Christopher Columbus

Before we raze the memory of Christopher Columbus, we might wish to know why many generations considered him a great man despite his sins.

The Proud Boys Are What Happens When Boys In A Sexual Wasteland Try To Become Men

‘This American Life’ ran a report on the Proud Boys, a self-described ‘fraternal organization” that promotes ‘alt-light’ political ideas centered on an odd combination of post-sexual-revolution mores.

Thanks To Testing Backlash, Virginia Drops U.S. History Tests Despite Horrific Public Ignorance

Complaints about testing are a direct consequence of three decades of Republican-driven emphasis on using tests as a centralized mechanism for controlling schools.

Green Bay Packers Asked Fans To Link Arms During National Anthem. Most Refused

While Packers and Bears players and coaches linked arms on the field, a plethora of little American flags popped up all over the stadium. Fans shouted ‘USA! USA!’

Sessions Teaches Free Speech 101 And Media Reaction Proves They Need It

One might wonder why Jeff Sessions would take the time to say such obvious things, but to judge by the reactions it appears many Americans do indeed need a free speech 101 class.

Poll: High Rates Of U.S. College Students Support Violence, Shouting To Stop Free Speech

That so many Americans are merely transactional citizens ignorant of fundamental facets of the American identity is not just a sign but a root cause of our current social disintegration.

In ‘What Happened,’ Hillary Clinton Completely Whiffs On The Lessons Of The Prodigal Son

The parable of the prodigal son is ultimately about eternal salvation, not American politics. But it also has something to say about human nature, justice, and mercy.

Yes, Christians Think Hurricanes Are God’s Punishment For Sin

Technically, yes, hurricanes exist because of sins like extramarital sex and abortion. Yet theodicy — reconciling God’s goodness with the existence of evil — is much, much more complicated than such sneering reductionism.

FDA: To Keep Your Kid From Getting A Peanut Allergy, Introduce Peanuts Early

A ‘landmark’ clinical trial finds parents could reduce by 80 percent a susceptible child’s risk of later developing a peanut allergy if they introduce peanut butter to their babies early.

The Left Is Still Freaking Out About Betsy DeVos Because School Choice Is An Existential Threat

Betsy DeVos frightens the heebiejeebies out of the Left because her marquee policy—school choice—uncovers their intellectual and moral bankruptcy.

Statue Watch: UVA Thomas Jefferson Vandalized, Ohio Revolutionary War Statue Decapitated

The statue was vandalized the day before UVA’s Black Student Alliance presented ‘demands’ that included teaching students about the relation between Thomas Jefferson and white supremacy.

After Trans Discussion, Kindergartener ‘Came Home Crying And Shaking So Afraid She Could Turn Into A Boy’

Angry parents stampeded a California charter school board meeting Monday after a teacher read her kindergarten class picture books about transgenderism to affirm a gender dysphoric classmate.

Vandals Are Destroying Monuments Because They’ve Been Taught To Hate America

It appears Islamists have something in common with statue vandals besides an ideology that justifies political violence and a rabid hatred of free expression: the desecration of historic monuments.

The Trans Juggernaut Wants Your Kids, And Public Schools Are Just The Beginning

Parents are finding fewer and fewer ways to protect their children from being used as guinea pigs inside an experiment constructed by unelected bureaucrats.