You are continuing to have a great influence through the work of Heritage’s policy experts.
Paul Larkin, a Senior Research Fellow in the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, works hard to fight against any misuse of criminal law–especially at the federal government level.
Larkin has been with Heritage for six years and has published over 40 articles in several notable law and public policy journals.
Recently, Larkin’s work was instrumental in overturning an illegal practice by the Obama Administration. This practice involved taking money the government received in a settlement and giving it to third parties that were friends of the Administration–money that was supposed to be placed into the US Treasury so Congress could decide how to spend it.
Larkin published numerous articles explaining why this practice should be stopped and a few months ago Attorney General Jeff Sessions repealed this policy–citing Larkin’s work as support for his decision.
Kay Coles James, Heritage’s president-elect, has a passion for the future of our nation’s children–especially when it comes to their education.
This past summer she wrote an article in The Daily Signal explaining some of the glaring problems of our education system–and who is responsible. In her article she states:
But missing from this year’s ceremonies are more than one million kids who dropped out and will not be attending graduation day.
The future those high school dropouts face is chilling. They will have a much harder time getting a job and will earn much less than those who did graduate. They’re also more likely to commit a crime and more likely to be the victim of one.
In short, many of them face a life that will be so much more difficult—all because they could not or chose not to finish high school.
Every single child—no matter their race, income, gender, or address—has the equal right to receive an excellent education. And every day in which that right isn’t a reality is a day in which we are losing more of these precious children.