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 month. 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 four children ages five and younger. Follow Joy on Twitter.
Brain Scientists: ‘Learning Styles’ Like Auditory, Visual, And Kinesthetic Are Bunk

While the idea of learning styles might make intuitive sense, ‘categorising individuals can…impair motivation to apply oneself or adapt.’

Why Are Millennials Having So Much Less Sex Than Their Grandparents Did?

A new study finds millennials are having far less sex than their older counterparts, and that the ‘marriage advantage’ of more frequent sex compared to singles has dramatically declined.

11 Problems With Teachers Shutting Down Schools For The Women’s Strike

My feminist problematic buzzer just went nuts. I know, it’s always doing that, but this time the alarms are extra-loud.

Everything Betsy DeVos Said About Historically Black Colleges Was Correct

What really offends critics is not that DeVos said historically black institutions offer options to children, but that Trump administration policies threaten Democrats’ political monopoly on the black vote.

Boy Doll Completes American Girl’s Transformation Into Bigger Barbie

A boy character is a good idea, but unless Mattel addresses American Girl’s increasing triviality it will have converted the iconic dolls into just a bigger set of Barbies.

Yes, Donald Trump Can Repeal Common Core. Here’s How

Let’s read Donald Trump’s reiterated promise to repeal Common Core, not in the ruling class’s legalistic hyperliteralism, but on Trump terms, and on the American public’s terms.

Democrats Are Going Ape On Betsy DeVos Because If They Lose Education They Lose Everything

Leftist control over education, from preschool through college, is a prime contributor to leading Republicans’ inability to think through education policy.

Trump’s Immigration Order Triggers Left’s Cultural Totalitarianism

Are there any things walled off from politics? Or are all things open for politics-driven social coercion and manipulation?

Trans Activists Attack Feminists For Displaying ‘Genital-Based Womanhood’

Trans and feminist ideology are fundamentally irreconcilable, which means I hate to break it to you, trendy progressives, but intersectionalism is stillborn.

Dear Millennials: It’s Time To Face That You’re All Going To Die

If you have nothing to die for and no hope after death, you have no reason to live.

SNL Gets That Women’s Rights Have Become A Punchline, And The Women’s March Is Making It Worse

‘Saturday Night Live’ accidentally made conservative points about the failures of the feminist movement. Too bad organizers of the Women’s March on Washington aren’t paying attention.

Report: Schools Are Teaching Kids To Hate America Under The Guise Of ‘Civics’

The New Civics sweeping colleges and K-12 teaches that citizenship means looking for grievances, then agitating for bigger government to address them.

8 Questions To Ask Betsy DeVos At Her Confirmation Hearing

Given all the DeVos money floating around Washington, how likely are Republicans to ask some fair but critical questions about a woman who would oversee some $70 billion annually and 5,000 public employees?

10 Ways Normal Women Can Get Chrissy Teigen’s Post-Baby Body Confidence

You can be thin again after a baby without spending a lot of money or time. I know because I do it, without weird diets or self-torture. And I’m not the only one.

If George Stephanopoulos’s Daughter Wants An Abortion, Can I Have Her Baby?

George Stephanopoulos’s wife Ali Wentworth said their 14-year-old daughter reacted to Donald Trump’s win by ‘screaming ‘no abortions’ really loudly.’

U-Penn Students Take Down Shakespeare Portrait Because He’s Too White And Straight

A pack of jarring, hell-hated lewdsters decided to take action on the department’s open shift from works with high literary and historic value to those that have more race, sexuality, and gender points.

Economist: Public School Should Start At Birth Because So Many Families Are A Mess

Most programs for small children are targeted at those age four and older, which is too late to affect crucial language development, James Heckman says.

Kellyanne Conway Says Kids Matter To Working Moms, Lefty Media Loses Its Mind

Kellyanne Conway’s remarks are not shocking. This is merely a kick-ass career lady opening up about what’s inside her head on a topic of great interest.

7 Things Betsy DeVos Needs To Do Immediately After She Becomes Education Secretary

No objective data finds that a single major federal program has had any effect on any of its targeted outcomes. This ought to give Betsy DeVos some humility about her position.

11 Thoughtful Gifts To Buy Instead Of Wasting Money On Cheap Crap From China

Sometimes we use gifts to make ourselves feel less guilty, to beat the Joneses, because we’re addicted to consuming to distract ourselves from what happens when things get quiet.