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.
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.

DePaul Students Demand Professor’s Censure, Call Him ‘Xenophobe’ For Supporting Israel In The Federalist

Several student groups have denounced Hill’s praise for Jewish and Western civilization’s achievements as “racist, anti-Palestinian, xenophobic, sexist and Islamophobic,” characterizing his criticisms of Sharia law as “barbaric.”

Why You Should Plan A Low-Screen Summer For Your Kids

Sixty percent of American parents think their kids are addicted to screens (yet keep supplying the screens). Here’s why you should change that this summer.

Austin, Texas ‘School Climate Survey’ Tells Students ‘Gender Is How A Person Feels’

Research suggests that simply asking questions about specific negative behaviors increases those behaviors. Yet this practice is growing nationwide in public schools, not just in Austin.

Cotton Demands IRS Investigate SPLC’s Defamatory, ‘Racist And Sexist Slush Fund’

Sen. Tom Cotton fired another battery at the embattled Southern Poverty Law Center with a letter asking the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the vengeful speech arbiter’s tax-exempt status.

Wrong, GOP: Making Babies Should Be Between A Husband And Wife, Not Single Women And Taxpayers

Republicans are listening to campaign consultants telling them they need the women’s vote in 2020, and that buying them off with baby-scented government checks will do the trick.

Barbra Streisand Apologizes For Saying Michael Jackson’s Alleged Molestation Victims ‘Were Thrilled To Be There’

Barbra Streisand is backtracking after admitting she believes Michael Jackson molested children, but then defending his ‘sexual needs coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has.’