Josh Mann

Josh Mann, Ph.D., is the Managing Editor for The Lion. Prior to working for the Herzog Foundation, Josh worked for a software startup in the language-learning space. His previous work includes…

‘He flip-flopped’: Missouri legislator one of three in hot water over about-face on school choice

Missouri Rep. Chris Lonsdale, R-Liberty, is taking heat for voting against an open enrollment bill last week after promising during his election campaign to support it and other school… Read More

March 15, 2023
Christian Schools, Culture
A Christian school forfeited a girls’ basketball game against a trans athlete over fairness. Now it faces a ban

A Vermont activities association has kicked out a Christian school for refusing to play its girls’ basketball team against a transgender opponent. The Vermont Principals Association (VPA) informed… Read More

March 14, 2023
Legislation, Public Education
1 in every 5 Missouri schools is at risk of losing full accreditation after latest test scores plummet 25% statewide

Missouri assessment test results from 2021-22 were released Tuesday, revealing breathtaking performance drops leaving more than 100 school districts short of the full accreditation mark. The Department of… Read More

March 10, 2023
Two school choice bills pass committee, head to Missouri Senate floor

Two bills to expand school choice in Missouri passed out of the Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development on Tuesday. SB 360, sponsored by Sen. Read More

March 7, 2023
Legislation, Public Education
Nearly 40% of Missouri’s $10B education dept. budget reflects ‘mission creep’ and ‘bureaucratic bloat,’ says lawmaker

Of the $10 billion allotted to K-12 education in Missouri’s current budget, $4 billion may never make it to the classroom. If that staggering amount of money alarms taxpayers… Read More

February 23, 2023