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.
Fire All Striking Teachers And Send Their Paychecks To Students’ Parents

The striking teachers — and politicians caving to them — lack a rudimentary knowledge of the real reasons teacher salaries aren’t as high as they want and their school books and materials are old and scant.

Walmart Deserves Applause, Not Naive Shouts Of ‘Puritanism,’ For Yanking Cosmo

Saying ‘We won’t make kids look at nearly naked women’s breasts and descriptions of sex acts’ is nowhere near regressive. What’s regressive, in fact, is treating sex like it’s not special. 

Does The Austin Bomber Implicate Homeschooling? Yes And No

The Austin bomber is an opportunity to discuss the impossibility of parents controlling how their children turn out, and the pathologies that result when they try.

Should The Sistine Chapel, Art Museums, And Zoos Turn Themselves Into Disney World?

This Vatican-approved showpiece’s subject matter is the Sistine Chapel, complete with projectors, fireworks, giant glow sticks, theatrical performers, ballet dancers, and colored lasers.

Google Shopping Bans ‘Gun’ Searches, But Not For Machetes, Pipe Bomb Materials, Rocket Launchers

Try searching for anything with the word ‘gun’ in it on Google Shopping, and you’ll get no results. Search for pipe bomb ingredients, though, and bingo.

Parkland Underscores How Americans Pay For Garbage Government While Doing Its Job Ourselves

This kind of government employee incompetence with horrific consequences is by no means limited to the Parkland killings. Instead, it is endemic to U.S. government.

Without Christianity, We Wouldn’t Debate Conflicts Between Church And State

The very idea of religion being at all separate from the state is Christian in origin, and Christianity is the only religion to offer as well as create the cultural context in which separation of church and state was even possible. 

It’s Time To Disband DC’s Public School System Once And For All

Four decades of mental carnage inflicted on especially vulnerable children need to end now. It’s time to disband Washington DC public schools before the system can destroy yet another generation.

Research Keeps Showing This Kind Of Teaching Is Very Effective. So Why Won’t Schools Use It?

U.S. schooling has been subject to frenzied reform efforts for at least a century. Yet only about 1 percent of U.S. grade schools use direct instruction, one of the best-proven methods.

5 Similarities Between Ancient Rome’s Decline And Today’s United States

While my mind says Charles Murray is right that the United States has hit its zenith and is on the decline like Rome, my heart won’t take that answer.

#MeToo And ‘Fifty Shades’ Are Only Compatible For Moral Cretins

So if the truth of ‘Fifty Shades’ trilogy is not that women want to be beaten, or that mistreating women is okay so long as they agree to it, what is it?

Tax Cut Criticism Suggests Katy Tur Knows Jack About Basic American Finances

The worst thing about all this is not that NBC reporter Katy Tur apparently has no idea about basic American expenses and their tradeoffs.

What Our World Owes To The Ancient Greeks: Self-Rule And A Focus On The Common Good

The third Western Heritage lecture focuses on ‘the Greek miracle.’ That’s the emergence of a political form that has become common today: self-rule.

No, Nancy Pelosi, A Thousand More Dollars In My Pocket Isn’t ‘Crumbs’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol are sharing talking points this week in attacks on the tax alterations Republicans finally managed to pass in December.

The Biggest Recent School Choice Victory Was Increasing The Child Tax Credit

Perhaps the most dramatic advance for school choice in 2017 was accomplished through the federal child tax credit expansion. It illuminates needed improvements to parent choice.

Does Feminism Treat Women Like The Medieval Catholic Church Did?

Elise Crapuchettes argues that medieval Catholic theology and modern feminist ideology both validate women largely in terms of their external production.

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.