Jim covered Congress and The White House during the George W. Bush administration for The Washington Times, and worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and many local and national talk radio shows to talk politics and policy.
Latest posts by Jim Lakely (see all)
- Fidel Castro is Dead - November 26, 2016
- Professor Watchlist: Are These Radicals Teaching Your Kids? - November 21, 2016
- The Next Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, Praises The Heartland Institute - November 9, 2016
Heartland was honored to host Ember Reichgott Junge — a former Minnesota state senator and member of the state’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and a 2008 inductee to the National Charter School Hall of Fame — speak at our School Choice Week luncheon event last week.
I was even happier that after the luncheon she sat down for an interview with the Heartland Daily Podcast. In the discussion below, we cover the history of the charter school movement — especially her seminal part in that story — the principle of offering choice in schools, and the future of reforms in public education.
Don’t miss more great events like this! Check out Heartland’s events page and sign up to attend. It’s also a good idea to subscribe to the FREE Heartland Daily Podcast. And for further proof that the school choice movement is bipartisan, visit the excellent Democrats for Education Reform page. And definitely bookmark the page of the National School Choice Week organization.