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.
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.’

5 Times Attorney General’s Letter About Mueller Report Clears President Trump

Attorney General William Barr has written a letter to Congress summarizing the confidential Mueller report, promising a redacted version will be public soon.

Houston Library Features Convicted Child Molester Reading Trans Books To Children

State records say the 200-pound, 5-foot-11 man was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child and is at a ‘moderate’ risk for reoffending. His YouTube channel shows him becoming transgender.

12 Reasons Government Paid Leave Impoverishes Newborns And The Nation

Paid leave programs operate on the assumption that working full-time away from their family ought to be the default for mothers of very small children. In fact, that life arrangement is devastating to children and society.

After More Evidence Of Its Anti-Christian Animus, Colorado Commission Suspends Harassment Of Cake Baker

Attorneys found commissioners agreeing with commissioner Dianne Rice’s comparison of baker Jack Phillips’ Christianity to the ideologies motivating slavery and the Holocaust.

Why A Federal School Choice Program May Be The Dumbest Way For Trump To Promote School Choice

Any Republican who proposes expanding rather than ending the federal government’s power over education is whistling past the graveyard federalization has made of American education.

Children Don’t Need ‘Day Care For All,’ They Need Their Mothers

Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris want to nationalize not only the energy, education, health care, construction, manufacturing, and transportation industries, but also families.

New Federal Rule To Yank Tax Funds From Planned Parenthood If It Keeps Doing Abortions

The Trump administration has announced a new rule banning taxpayer dollars from all organizations that promote abortion as a method of birth control.

Left To State Supreme Court Candidate: You Can’t Be A Good Judge Because You’re A Christian

Judge Brian Hagedorn is being publicly trashed for being on the board of a small Christian school, and for blog posts when he was in law school discussing court cases about abortion and gay sex.