Joy Pullmann
Joy Pullmann
Joy Pullmann
Joy Pullmann is managing editor of The Federalist, an education research fellow at The Heartland Institute, and author of the forthcoming "Coretastrophe: What Common Core Means for America's Future," from Encounter Books. She previously was managing editor of School Reform News 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 four children ages five and younger. Follow Joy on Twitter.
8 Family Read-Alouds All Ages Will Enjoy

Yes, there really are books that both toddlers and grown-ups (and everyone in between) can enjoy with deep satisfaction. Try reading together starting this summer.

If You Want To Nurse Your Baby, Stay Home With Him Longer

New research shows that new moms are more likely to benefit their babies with nursing if they delay getting back to outside-the-home work.

Obama Threatens Schools: Let Men In the Little Girls’ Room Or Else

Federal control over public schools has sent them into a death spiral, exemplified in the Obama administration’s new demands. Families need a new education ecosystem free from federal bullying.

How Common Core Fulfills Hillary Clinton’s Education Dreams

If Hillary Clinton had never played a pivotal role in creating and accomplishing her husband’s education agenda in the ‘90s, we might well not have Common Core.

Heralded By Airplane Banners, Trump Preaches Doom To Hoosiers

If Donald Trump wins the Indiana primary, he’ll be the Republican nominee for president in 2016.

Ted Cruz And Carly Fiorina Barnstorm Indiana

Indiana is a must-win state to keep alive Ted Cruz’s hopes of preventing Donald Trump from winning the Republican presidential nomination.

How To Pick The Best Preschool Environment For Your Child

The research on preschool doesn’t match conventional wisdom. But it does match timeless common sense.

Want Mind-Blowing Sex? Get Married (And Save Civilization)

The sexual revolution has brought us the hookup culture and endemic porn use, which besides ruining the fun of sex is bringing us to the end of civilization itself.

Stanford Students Fight Campus Iconoclasts For Western Civilization

This year, the barbarians have been raging within our nation’s leading institutions of ‘higher’ education. Now among the young have arisen champions of Western civilization.

Stick A Fork In Common Core—It’s Done

The postmortems will roll out in a year or two, but it’s already clear Common Core is eking out its last gasps. Inside its mayhem lies opportunity.

The Federalist Women Podcast Their Birth Stories

Birth stories are a part of just about every mother’s girl talk repertoire. That’s because creating a child is a pivotal aspect of being a woman.

Meet The One Down Syndrome Girl Cosmo Doesn’t Want To Kill

Madeline Stuart is the world’s only fashion model with Down Syndrome. Cosmo says we can kill people like her as long as they’re not born yet.

How Gardens Cultivate American Independence

Since the earliest days of America, our gardens have illustrated and refined our national character.

Watch Out, Chrissy Teigen Baby: Your Mom’s Really Selfish

If her attitude about conception is any indication, Chrissy Teigen is going to struggle to adapt to motherhood.

Are Working Class Gripes Real, Or Exaggerated?

If you just look in economic terms, America’s bottom third has it better than 99 percent of people in world history. They’ve still got legitimate grievances.

Which States Snag The Most K-12 Cash From Everyone Else?

Mississippi, Louisiana, South Dakota, New Mexico, and Arizona must love U.S. taxpayers for sending them so much K-12 money for lackluster education.

U.S. ‘Welcomes’ Migrant Children To Sex Slavery

Investigations show the Obama administration doesn’t properly screen or know where to find thousands of migrant children it began accepting in 2012.

12 Kids In The World Got Perfect Calculus Scores, Including This 17-Year-Old American

Seventeen-year-old Cedrick Argueta attends a high-poverty, high-minority school. But that hasn’t stopped him and his classmates from high achievement.

Estimate: Common Core To Cost California Nearly $10 Billion, Nation $80 Billion

Common Core’s rollout costs were projected at $17 billion. California’s actual spending suggests taxpayers will pay more than four times that.

James O’Keefe’s Common Core Videos Are Just The Tip Of The Iceberg, Part II

No wonder Americans are feeling ready to riot over their distrust for ‘public servants.’ These people we do not elect and cannot rid ourselves of keep knifing us in the back.