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 "The Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids," 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.
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Actress Blake Lively says she wants a ‘big family’ like hers and her husband’s. It’s a fabulous goal.

How Androgynous Bathrooms Ruin Social Cohesion, And Women Can Restore It

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Can We Just Admit College Is A Giant Ponzi Scheme?

College students from Baylor to Oberlin are right: they’re being exploited and oppressed. They’re just aiming their fire at the wrong part of the system.

10 Top Reasons You Should Have Kids Before 30

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5 Reasons No One Should Wear Hipster Glasses

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If A Gorilla Attacks A Child, Shoot The Gorilla Every Time

The Cincinnati Zoo shot a gorilla who was dragging a child around. Good on them — but not on all the lazy hashtag activists calling for his mother to be investigated.

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.

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

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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.

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