Heather Kays

Heather Kays is a research fellow of The Heartland Institute and managing editor of School Reform News, a national monthly publication.

Stupid Government Solutions: College Debt Edition


A proposed Education Department rule governing student loan forgiveness is subjective and vague, critics say, and could lead to a rush of litigation for many colleges — both for-profit and nonprofit — and cost students and taxpayers billions. The rule is aimed at making it easier for students to get their debt erased because of alleged […]

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The Top Five Reasons Teachers Unions Need to Change


A hundred years ago, teachers first formed unions in the U.S. At that time, too many teachers lost their jobs for reasons such as an unplanned pregnancy, or gaining too much weight. Wages and working conditions back then could often be, well, substandard. Today, by contrast, union-negotiated employment policies protect mediocre and bad teachers from […]

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Scholars Reject College Board’s AP History Standards


A group of 55 academic historians is speaking out against the College Board’s recent overhaul of its Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) standards. The professors and scholars met in April to discuss the new APUSH standards and drafted an open letter in response to the AP history framework rewrite. The National Association of Scholars (NAS) […]

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