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August 1, 2022
Prospects for Universal School Choice in Texas (Guest: Kent Grusendorf) Podcast
Support for allowing education dollars to follow the student and not the school has never been higher in the Lone Star state.
Education
July 19, 2022
Critical Race Theory Suffers Defeat in Texas (Guest: Craig Ownby) Podcast
Opposition to the leftist ideology of Critical Race Theory spurred four conservatives to seek, and win, election for a Texas school board.
Education
January 12, 2022
America’s Best and Worst Metro Areas for School Quality (Guest: Adam Tyner) Podcast
No two schools are exactly equal, but how can we rank the best, and worst, across the country? Adam Tyner joins the show to lend his helping hand.

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Education
April 3, 2018
By Vicki Alger, Lennie Jarratt
How did the Obama administration transform public education into public indoctrination? Vicki Alger, research fellow at the Independent Institute, discusses this question and more on the Heartland Daily Podcast.
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March 19, 2018
By Lennie Jarratt, Teresa Mull
The United States Supreme Court is hearing a case that could spell the end of forced union dues. Without forcing teachers to pay, teachers’ unions may be on the way out says guest Lennie Jarratt.
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March 1, 2018
By Teresa Mull
Homeschooling has taken on the stigma of being for hippies and conservatives, but there’s a new group in town… hipsters!
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February 21, 2018
By Teresa Mull
An Obama era mandate that altered the way schools can utilize disciplinary action has hurt the students, schools, and education as a whole.
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February 7, 2018
By Teresa Mull
The school choice movement is gaining momentum, but there are still obstacles to be tackled. John Schilling, president of the American Federation for Children, discusses what these are.
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January 31, 2018
By Teresa Mull
Through the new “Drawn to Discover” program, teachers are helping children overcome learning difficulties through cursive.
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January 24, 2018
By Teresa Mull
After a 7th grade girl was attacked in her school’s locker room, mother Karin Hughes expected action. Yet, she found the public school was more concerned with the perpetrators than the victims and offered little help for her daughter.
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January 18, 2018
By Teresa Mull
Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week, discusses this year's event, why school choice is so vital to society, and ways families can get involved.
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January 16, 2018
By Teresa Mull
Thomas Carroll, president of the Invest in Education Coalition, talks about the newly passed Republican tax bill and how parents can take advantage of it to save money for their children's educations.
January 9, 2018
By Teresa Mull, Larry Sand
Larry Sand, president of the California Teachers Empowerment Network, discusses the alarming trend of poorly educated teachers, how it affects students and society, and what can be done about it.
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December 21, 2017
By Teresa Mull, Lennie Jarratt
Lennie Jarratt, project manager of The Heartland Institute's Center for Education Transformation, discusses data released by the National Education Association that shows how much taxpayers pay for government school educators.
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December 14, 2017
By Teresa Mull
John Friend, co-director of the Full Circle School, discusses the unique advantages of "micro-schools."
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December 6, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Will Flanders, research director at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, discusses new data showing Wisconsin's school choice programs advance disadvantaged children.
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December 4, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Rebecca Mull, a Latin teacher at an all-girls, private school in New Jersey, shares insights into her teaching experiences at both co-ed and single-sex schools.
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November 29, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Melanie Kurdys, president of the Michigan chapter of U.S. Parents Involved in Education (USPIE) and a national leadership member of USPIE, discusses bills pending in Congress that threaten to invade citizens' privacy.
November 28, 2017
By Lennie Jarratt
Lennie Jarratt, project manager of the Center for Transforming Education at The Heartland Institute talks of public vs. private education and school choice.
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November 21, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Kerry McDonald, an education activist and mother, talks about "unschooling," what it is, how it helps children learn and grow, and how parents can incorporate this unique model into their own home.
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November 14, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Deborah Bucknam, an attorney in Vermont, discusses a proposed lawsuit to establish town-tuitioning as a legal practice across the state.
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November 7, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Joe Follick and Adam Peshek from The Foundation for Excellence in Education join the show to talk about an exciting opportunity for families to share their school choice success stories and win a cash prize while they're at it. 
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October 30, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Lenora Chu, an American journalist and author of Little Soldiers: An American Boy, A Chinese School and the Global Race to Achieve, discusses her experience sending her son to a Chinese school and the pros and cons of the Chinese system.
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October 25, 2017
By Richard Innes, Teresa Mull
Richard Innes, the education analyst for the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, provides an update on Common Core in Kentucky, the first state to adopt the standards.
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October 19, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Olivia Dennison, a homeschooled student from West Virginia, joins the show to talk about her experience taking both the ACT and the Classical Learning Test, a new ACT/SAT alternative.
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October 16, 2017
By Corey DeAngelis , Teresa Mull
Corey DeAngelis, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute's Center for Educational Freedom talks about a recent study he coauthored that found how regulating voucher programs too much makes private schools much like public schools.
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October 3, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Laurie Lee, CEO and chairman of The Reform Alliance, talks about how Arkansas' Succeed Scholarship program has grown by more than 500 percent in the last year and what stands in the way of similar programs expanding.
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September 13, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Robert Chatfield, president and CEO of the Free to Choose Network, joins the show to discuss his organization's work and the new documentary, School Inc.
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September 6, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Caroline Makepeace joins the show today to talk about "road schooling," a type of homeschooling that allows Caroline and her husband to travel the world with their two children.
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August 30, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Neal McCluskey, the director of the Cato Institute's Center for Educational Freedom, discusses the late Andrew Coulson's legacy and his ongoing contributions to education reform.
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August 23, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Will Estrada, director of federal relations at the Home School Legal Defense Association, joins the show to discuss the recently proposed Parental Rights Amendment.
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August 17, 2017
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Adam Kwasman explains the importance of limited government and discusses the upcoming Arizona Planning Convention.
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August 16, 2017
By Teresa Mull
James M. Hohman, the director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, describes a new law in Michigan that will reshape the state's pension system.
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August 8, 2017
By Lance Izumi, Teresa Mull
Lance Izumi, senior director of the Center for Education at the Pacific Research Institute and author of The Corrupt Classroom, explains why the argument in favor of school choice goes beyond academics.
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July 31, 2017
By Teresa Mull, Vicki Alger
Vicki Alger, a research fellow at the Independent Institute, discusses government overreach in education and how parents gain regain their authority over their children's learning.
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July 20, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Clement V. Martin shares the vision of the Cristo Rey Network, which integrates "academics, work experience, and extracurricular activities to lead lives of integrity, faith, and servant leadership for the greater glory of God."
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July 12, 2017
By Lennie Jarratt, Teresa Mull, Tim Benson
Tim Benson and Lennie Jarratt, project manager for Heartland's Center for Education Transformation, discuss how parents are saying "no" to government usurping the role of parents by declaring educational independence.
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July 5, 2017
By Teresa Mull
T. Willard Fair, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Miami, Inc., explains why education choice is in demand in the black community and why he's grown to distrust unions, politicians, and bureaucrats who consistently break their promises.
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June 29, 2017
By Teresa Mull, Tim Benson
Tim Benson, Heartland Institute policy analyst, joins the show to discuss education savings accounts, and how Heartland's vision for education freedom is becoming reality.
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June 26, 2017
By Lennie Jarratt
Heidi Holan, Illinois state director of ParentRights.org, joins the show to discuss the parental rights amendment and why it is needed today more than ever.
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June 21, 2017
By Teresa Mull, Leslie Hiner
Leslie Hiner, vice president of programs at EdChoice, joins the show to discuss the progress states are making with smart policy in reforming education across the country.
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June 5, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Lindsey Burke, Heritage Foundation education expert, discusses what the federal role in education should and shouldn't be, how the new administration has performed so far, and what she expects the future holds.
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June 1, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Rick Jore, a former member of the Montana House of Representatives, discusses why compulsory school attendance is contrary to the natural family order and what we can do about it.
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