Brett Rowland

Brett Rowland has worked as a reporter in newsrooms in Illinois and Wisconsin. He most recently served as news editor of the Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake, Illinois. He previously held the same…

New bill would ban U.S. Department of Defense from funding adult cabaret, drag shows

(The Center Square) – A Republican lawmaker wants to prohibit the U.S. Department of Defense from using taxpayer funds for drag queen shows and other adult cabaret performances. U.S. Sen. Read More

May 11, 2023
Lawmakers raise questions about Navy’s use of drag queen to recruit

(The Center Square) – Republican lawmakers are asking questions about the Navy’s decision to enlist an active-duty sailor and drag queen to recruit people through social media platforms such as… Read More

May 8, 2023
Public Education
Illinois Board of Higher Education seeks 7.7% funding hike as enrollment dips

(The Center Square) – The Illinois Board of Higher Education wants more funding at a time when enrollment in state public colleges and universities has declined. The board has proposed a… Read More

February 9, 2023
Public Education
Bill seeks to block federal funds for schools that ‘indoctrinate with critical race theory’

(The Center Square) – A Texas congressman has introduced legislation to ban federal funding for public schools that promote theories that discriminate on the basis of race, color or national… Read More

January 30, 2023
Public Education
Cell phone bans in public schools are trending nationwide

(The Center Square) – Seven years ago, the former New York City Schools Chancellor said the city’s decision to lift a ban on cell phones in schools was “common sense.” Last… Read More

October 28, 2022