Posts tagged: school choice

“The Root of Chicago’s Poverty and Violence” (Illinois Family Spotlight #112)

Star Parker, the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), recently attended a summit for Chicago leaders and clergy trying to find solutions for violence and poverty in Chicago. Monte Larrick got the opportunity to converse with her about the solutions to poverty and violence in Chicago proposed by the city’s current leaders, what role should the Christian church play in the solution, is the government part of the problem or the ansr, school choice, the term anti-abortion vs.… Continue Reading

If Your School is Co-Ed, What To Do? (Spotlight #056)

In the Spotlight this week is Vicki Wilson, a co-founder of School District 211 Parents for Privacy. Mrs. Wilson joins Monte Larrick to discuss transgenders in public schools, from keeping your privacy, to addressing curriculum used in school. They also talk about good conservatives running for local school board, and losing, this election cycle, as well as school choice.

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SPOTLIGHT: Discussing Educational Choice with Lennie Jarrat

Written by Benjamin Smith

In the Spotlight with Monte Larrick and David Smith this week is Lennie Jarratt, who is the project manager for the Center for Transforming Education at The Heartland Institute.

Lennie was the former managing editor (2013-2014) of Champion News, an Illinois based news website focusing on education and Illinois politics, and the managing editor (2004-2011) of Education Matters which researched education in local school districts across Illinois.

Jarratt is well-versed on Common Core and education choice.… Continue Reading

“The Grand Bargain?” (Illinois Family Spotlight #027)

State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) joins Monte and Dave to discuss Illinois’ fiscal irresponsibility and the Illinois Senate’s proposal to raise income taxes on working families in Illinois. Representative Ives also talks about HB 443 and the need to give parents in failing schools educational choices. Call your state representative and tell them to support HB 443! (217) 782-2000

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“Trump is President. Now What?'” (Illinois Family Spotlight #024)

il_family-spotlight_125x125The Donald became President Trump on Friday. Monte and Dave speak with Pastor John Kirkwood, an active Republican and a steady critic of Donald Trump, to discuss what a victorious Trump Administration means for evangelicals, Republicans, conservatives, and the next generation.  Pastor Kirkwood also discusses why Bernie Sanders succeeded among millennials and what that means for future political bouts.

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