Lennie Jarratt, Author at The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Lennie Jarratt
Lennie Jarratt (ljarratt@heartland.org) is the director of Heartland’s Center for Education Opportunities.
by and | Jan 18, 2020

In recent years, the “perpetually offended” movement has infiltrated higher education with the invention of safe spaces, trigger warnings, and cancel culture (events being interrupted and/or cancelled due to students protesting those who share different ideological or political views). In…

by | Apr 20, 2018

Safety in schools has become of paramount concern to students and parents, especially on days like today, the nineteenth anniversary of the horrific Columbine school shooting. It’s not just school shootings causing this concern, however. It is the bullying, sexual…

by | Oct 6, 2016

There is a growing divide within the education reform movement between the so-called technocrats and free-marketeers, causing confusion with parents and grassroots activists and making reform much more difficult to achieve.  Free-market reformers support creating a marketplace within which parents…

by | Jul 31, 2015

Recent controversies over Common Core standards have intensified the debate over high-stakes K-12 academic testing that became a national issue with President Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act. Holding schools accountable for children’s academic performance is simple common sense. A…

by | Jul 7, 2015

As high-stakes testing grows in K-12 education, it is no surprise the testing for teacher certifications is also becoming more high-stakes. The problem is, teacher testing is not a good indicator of teacher quality. An MIT study found “state mandated…

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