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.

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.

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!’