Christian Rehder

Christian Rehder is the Editor of The Heartlander. He joined the publication in early 2021 after working in the nonpartisan Office of Presidential Correspondence for The White House for almost two…

Missouri legislator proposes five ESA bills on pre-filing day, including universal school choice bill

Image courtesy of Hurlbert for Missouri. Dec. 1 was pre-filing day for the Missouri legislature‚Äôs 2023 legislative session, and at least one elected official is locked in on… Read More

December 9, 2022
Public Education
Florissant elementary school and Army Corps of Engineers face backlash for mishandling ‚Äėunacceptably high‚Äô radioactive waste level

A St. Louis-area elementary school and the Army Corps of Engineers are under fire for their handling of ‚Äúunacceptably high‚ÄĚ levels of radioactive waste detected at the school. During the… Read More

October 20, 2022
Christian Schools, Legislation
Smithville becoming epicenter of the national school choice movement by way of the Stanley M. Herzog Foundation

SMITHVILLE, Mo. ‚Äď The Stanley M. Herzog Foundation has quickly become a national leader for school choice, hosting a stellar inaugural event at its new headquarters here Thursday evening, headlined… Read More

October 7, 2022
Public Education
Heritage Foundation ranks Missouri schools dead last in academic transparency, Top-10 in all other categories

Missouri schools‚Äô ‚Äúeducation freedom‚ÄĚ rating sits in the Top 10 in several categories, but one aspect is holding back the Show-Me State‚Äôs overall rank. According to the Heritage Foundation‚Äôs newly… Read More

September 9, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
School choice advocates hold rally celebrating measure to improve Missouri’s virtual schooling, secure charter school funding

( ‚Äď Education advocates held a rally to ‚Äúcelebrate our independence in Independence‚ÄĚ Thursday after Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed a bill last week to improve Missouri‚Äôs virtual schooling and… Read More

July 8, 2022