Newspaper Articles – Joseph Bast

How Important Is Homework for Student Achievement?

Once a child is enrolled in school, the time for homework starts.

Rewards, Education, and the Culture of Poverty

For some children, a “culture of poverty” severely limits the opportunities they have to benefit from structured play and enrollment in out-of-school programs.

How Children Learn to Overcome Adversity

[NOTE: Order your copy of Rewards: How to Use Rewards to Help Children Learn—and Why Teachers Don’t Use Them Well.

Paying Students for Achievement: Does It Work?

Access to money, even play money, becomes increasingly important as students get older and discover that meeting many of their wants requires having money.

How to Talk About Climate Change So People Will Listen: A Skeptic’s View

A recent essay in The Atlantic purports to instruct readers on “How to Talk About Climate So People Will Listen.” The author, Charles C.

Education and Capitalism (podcast)

Joseph Bast, President of the Heartland Institute, and Dr.

The Skunk at the Rent-Seekers’ Party

The March 26 edition of The Wall Street Journal has a special section titled  “Environment” presenting excerpts and features from the Journal’s l

U.S. Education, and How to Improve It

The following is the text of a speech given by Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast on February 23, 2013, at the Eighth Annual Wisconsin Conservative Conference in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Heartland Replies to The Economist

An article in the May 26, 2012 issue of The Economist titled “Toxic shock” begins with these promising words: “The Hear