Joy Pullmann
Joy Pullmann
Joy Pullmann
Joy Pullmann is executive editor of The Federalist and author of "The Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids," out from Encounter Books in 2017. 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.
Research Keeps Showing This Kind Of Teaching Is Very Effective. So Why Won’t Schools Use It?

U.S. schooling has been subject to frenzied reform efforts for at least a century. Yet only about 1 percent of U.S. grade schools use direct instruction, one of the best-proven methods.

5 Similarities Between Ancient Rome’s Decline And Today’s United States

While my mind says Charles Murray is right that the United States has hit its zenith and is on the decline like Rome, my heart won’t take that answer.

#MeToo And ‘Fifty Shades’ Are Only Compatible For Moral Cretins

So if the truth of ‘Fifty Shades’ trilogy is not that women want to be beaten, or that mistreating women is okay so long as they agree to it, what is it?

Tax Cut Criticism Suggests Katy Tur Knows Jack About Basic American Finances

The worst thing about all this is not that NBC reporter Katy Tur apparently has no idea about basic American expenses and their tradeoffs.

What Our World Owes To The Ancient Greeks: Self-Rule And A Focus On The Common Good

The third Western Heritage lecture focuses on ‘the Greek miracle.’ That’s the emergence of a political form that has become common today: self-rule.

No, Nancy Pelosi, A Thousand More Dollars In My Pocket Isn’t ‘Crumbs’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol are sharing talking points this week in attacks on the tax alterations Republicans finally managed to pass in December.

The Biggest Recent School Choice Victory Was Increasing The Child Tax Credit

Perhaps the most dramatic advance for school choice in 2017 was accomplished through the federal child tax credit expansion. It illuminates needed improvements to parent choice.

Does Feminism Treat Women Like The Medieval Catholic Church Did?

Elise Crapuchettes argues that medieval Catholic theology and modern feminist ideology both validate women largely in terms of their external production.

School District Pays Teen $800,000 For Refusing To Let Her Sleep, Micturate With Boys

A Wisconsin school district will pay a transgender student $800,000 to settle a lawsuit she filed in a successful attempt to share bathrooms and overnight sleeping quarters with male high school students.

How The Ancient Hebrews’ Deep Faith Affected The West’s Cultural Development

While a relatively tiny minority of people now and ever have been religiously Jewish, that minority religion has had inestimably large effects on the West and world.

Chip And Joanna Gaines Are Having Baby Five, And More People Should

We need as many Chip and Joanna Gaineses as possible, because we need as many happy humans as possible. We all need to step up.

Rather Than Banding Together ‘To Kill All Men’ This Year, Women Should Learn To Love

Just as we all can agree that I should not say ‘I’m going to kill you’ even if I don’t mean it, we should all also be able to agree that fostering an anti-male culture is bad for us all.

Why Every American Should Study Western Heritage 101

America’s lack of civic and cultural knowledge is an existential threat, says Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn in his introduction to ‘History 101: Western Heritage.’

Instead Of Taxing Endowments, Congress Should Slash College Subsidies

If the goal is to pay for tax cuts, that could be done much more fairly, with better profit for students and Americans, and with bigger savings.

Trump Administration To Reconsider Race-Based Special Education Quotas

If this Obama administration rule went into effect, its biggest victims would likely be those who don’t need any more disadvantages: minority special-needs kids.

Hemingway: Was Russia Collusion Investigation Compromised By Steele Dossier?

On ‘Special Report’ Thursday evening, Federalist Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway discussed new evidence of politicization inside special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump administration.

Post-Common Core, U.S. Kids Slide On Another Academic Measure

If this test is an early indicator of fourth grade declines, U.S. schools will have increased per-pupil spending 400 percent since the 1970s to no achievement gains.

12 Reasons Congress Shouldn’t Make Lifelong Surveillance The Price Of Citizenship

Republican leaders are sponsoring three bills that would expand the U.S. surveillance state under the guise of improving education and government efficiency.

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.