Joy Pullmann
Joy Pullmann
Joy Pullmann
Joy Pullmann is executive editor of The Federalist, mother of five children, and author of "The Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids," from Encounter Books. She identifies as native American and gender natural. Her latest ebook is a list of more than 200 recommended classic books for children ages 3-7 and their parents. Find her on Twitter @JoyPullmann. 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 eight and younger. Follow Joy on Twitter.
How Illinois Schools Teach Preschoolers To Celebrate Transgenderism

To get a sense of what all Illinois public schools must begin teaching children starting next year, one can look at LGBT curriculum developed this summer in a wealthy Chicago suburb, as well as Advanced Placement history classes.

‘Hundreds’ Of Transgender People Want To Go Back To Their Birth Sex, Says Formerly Trans Woman

In 2018, Charlie Evans publicly stopped being transgender. In the year since then, she says she’s been contacted by ‘hundreds’ of transgender people looking to do the same

Study: No. 1 Topic For College Students’ Mandatory Summer Reading Is Racism

‘The themes register most strongly the common reading genre’s continuing obsession with race, as well as its infantilization of its students, its middlebrow taste, and its progressive politics,’ says the study of summer book assignments in 2018.

9 Revelations In The Atlantic’s Essay About NYC’s Kafkaesque Schools

George Packer’s extremely long Atlantic essay contains gems of leftist cognitive dissonance, some funny, some enraging, and some heartbreaking. Here’s a list.

How Long Must American Kids Emit ‘Primal Screams’ About Family Chaos Before We Hear Them?

As Mary Eberstadt’s ‘Primal Screams’ painfully illustrates, there is no such thing as ‘what happens in the bedroom stays in the bedroom.’ Private choices about sex have public consequences.

How To Replace Howard Zinn’s Communist Account Of U.S. History For American Kids

Americans’ affections for and knowledge of their country need to be fed. The lovely new history ‘Land of Hope’ does so. Another new book, ‘Debunking Howard Zinn,’ provides medicine to those food cannot restore.

Scholastic’s New School Catalog Hawks Books To Saturate Kids With Identity Politics

The world’s largest publisher and distributor of books to kids, which hosts the No. 1-visited site for U.S. elementary school teachers, has gone full-on woke. You won’t believe the garbage they’re selling to public schools.

Study: More Students Are Graduating College Because It’s Gotten Easier

Why did college graduation rates increase while college students became academically less prepared? A new study concludes it’s probably because colleges have lowered their standards.

22 Years After Bestselling ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye,’ Joshua Harris Leaves His Wife And Faith

Joshua Harris’s journey would seem like whiplash if you don’t know much about legalism, the homeschooling and evangelical subcultures, or Harris’s trajectory since his bestseller.

21,460 Attend Library Conference Featuring Workshops On Drag Queens And Queering Elementary Schools

At the American Library Association’s annual conference, the nation’s librarians learned how to circumvent community objections to events like Drag Queen Story Hour and other outrageous, taxpayer-purchased materials.

‘Special’ LGBT-Edition Oreos Indoctrinate Kids About Trans Pronouns

Oreo cookies announced yesterday a ‘special’ LGBT edition that includes lectures about how to use transgender pronouns. I am not making this up.

Millennials Should Work Their Behinds Off To Pay Their Own College Debt, Like I Did

We weren’t too good to take what we could get to pay our own way in life, and nobody else is, either. If you want your student loans to go away, get a job. Get two if you have to.

Q&A: Pregnancy Gets Better With Practice, And How To Handle SAHM Blues

The Federalist’s lady writers somehow decided that I should write an advice column. I don’t feel especially wise, but they had questions and I had opinions, so here’s the inaugural column.

Mayor In His Hometown Proposes Grinding Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday Into The Dust

It is Thomas Jefferson who wrote the words that became a promissory note of freedom for all races that this nation cashed in its own blood.

NPR Reporter Style Guide: ‘Babies Are Not Babies Until They Are Born’

The plain truth is, fetuses are babies. Pro-lifers saying so doesn’t make it false, even if NPR’s speech police don’t like to hear it or feel it’s a particularly effective pro-life argument.

Federally Funded Study: Common Core Sunk U.S. Kids’ Test Scores

In several cases student achievement reversed under Common Core, and in every subject studied students would have been better off if states had not adopted Common Core.

College Board To Juke SAT Test Scores To Reflect Student ‘Privilege’

‘If I am going to make room for more of the [poor and minority] students we want to admit and I have a finite number of spaces, then someone has to suffer and that will be privileged kids on the bubble.’

7 Strategies For Creating A Successfully Low-Screen Summer For Your Family

With its carefree field of possibilities, summer is an excellent time to detox your family life of screen overuse. Here’s how to start.

Instead Of Caving, Republicans Should Make Democrats Vote Against Free Speech On Campus

Republicans should stop making excuses for this situation and start showing creative leadership about how to responsibly deflate the special-interest pork bubble that U.S. higher education has become.

Paper: Professor Bias May Deflate Conservative College Students’ Grades

Conservative students saw the biggest grade dip when studying in the humanities and social sciences,and a grade boost when studying in hard-science fields. The bias was more pronounced at higher-ranked colleges.