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Let’s Meet up in Boston @CamForum to Discuss The Health of Democracy and Privatizing Education

From Cambridge Forum: “The Massachusetts School Law of 1642 laid out the rationale for public education: “Forasmuch as the good education of children is of singular behoof and benefit to any Common-wealth.” How do contemporary efforts to privatize public education square with the civic role that education has played in American democracy? Internationally recognized leader […]

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Happy New Year!: 2014 Education Reform in Review (your champagne break)

Wow. 2014 is already gone. Allot happened in education policy in 2014… Are the corporate reformers finally in retreat? There is some optimism out there that the public is finally seeing through their “civil rights” rhetoric and understanding that their true focus is control, profit, and privatization. With your input and support, Cloaking Inequity, our […]

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It’s That Time: 2015 New Year’s Resolutions for Education

I was asked by NPR to send along my predictions for education in 2015. They asked: We are asking a wide variety of education experts  about predictions for 2015. I was wondering if you had 1 or 2 predictions for next year, or outcomes or situations to watch around the country based on your research. […]

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Winner, Winner Turkey Dinner: Secretary @ArneDuncan Wins Award!

Congratulations and condolences to Arne Duncan for winning the 2014 Educational Policy Turkey of the Year Award! Will he come by to accept the award? :) The blog Cloaking Inequity seeks to illuminate popular and dominant ideologies that purport to foment equality and close the achievement gap. Often well-intentioned citizens support educational policy that claim to […]

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Please Vote!: 3rd Annual Educational Policy Turkey of the Year Award #Thanksgiving

Please vote!! Cloaking Inequity seeks to illuminate popular and dominant ideologies that purport to foment equality and close the achievement gap. Often well-intentioned citizens support educational policy that claim to create a more inclusive and better quality education system— unbeknownst (or beknownst) to them— these policies magnify and hide inequality by utilizing an elegant, yet […]

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Thank you Mr. President for your Welcome! Join Us!

  Consider studying for your Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at California State University Sacramento. To join us in the beautiful Northern California weather and the seat of California government— click here. https://twitter.com/ProfessorJVH/status/507763384817696768 Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog. Want to know about Cloaking Inequity’s freshly pressed conversations about educational policy? Click the “Follow […]

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Let’s Celebrate!!! Tuesday July 29 at Abel’s on the Lake in Austin

It’s official. I signed the paperwork yesterday here in Sacramento. See also A Move to SacTown in Song, This time it’s for REAL: A Playlist My resignation from UT-Austin will be effective on August 31, 2014. But there will be a party!!!!!!!!!! Happy Hour Send-Off!: Join us @abelsonthelake July 29 5:15 to celebrate @ProfessorJVH's move to @sacstate […]

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A Move to SacTown in Song, This time it’s for REAL: A Playlist

Well I’m going out west where I belong. I apologize for the thin posting on Cloaking Inequity the past two weeks. Summer is a busy time as I wrap up peer-reviewed articles, teach two methods classes for the new UT-Austin Superintendency cohort, personal and professional travel, conferences, etc. Avid readers of this blog may remember the […]

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Battle For Texas: #SaveBillPowers Has Strong Record on Race & Gender

Yesterday I blogged “July 4 Coup”: Governor Perry and Lackey Cigarroa Trying to Fire Powers. The debate is much larger than UT-Austin. Inside Higher Education quoted Hunter Rawlings III, president of the AAU. I thought the State of Texas had in the past two years reached the outer limit of political intrusion into academic institutions, but apparently […]

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“July 4 Coup”: Governor Perry and Lackey Cigarroa Trying to Fire Powers

Aggie Governor Rick Perry can’t resist trying to meddle in the academic affairs of UT-Austin. Will Republican and Democratic Longhorns stand up to him yet again? Governor Rick Perry and lackey UT-System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa asked for UT-Austin President Bill Powers resignation during the 4th of July holiday weekend. According to published reports, he said no. Under Bill Powers leadership, the […]

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Dear Cloaking Inequity Readers! Thank you!

Dear Cloaking Inequity Readers! Thank you! Thank you for supporting young scholars who will continue to fight for public education! Thanks to you and your gifts and donations of miles we will be able to produce research that: Helps US policymakers understand why vouchers were problematic after several decades of universal implementation. Will further the […]

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Sponsor a Student!: Inform Your Policymaker Why Vouchers Have Failed

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Do you believe in public education? Do you want US policymakers to understand why decision makers in Chile have now judged vouchers to be problematic after 30 years of universal implementation? Do you have frequent flier miles you can donate? Sponsor a grad student today! This summer, I along with eight UT-Austin […]

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Call the War Report on Sunday 5/18 4 CST to discuss @TeachForAmerica #edreform

“The War Report”  is Dr. James Avington Miller, Jr, (a public education advocate, activist, professor, teacher and independent scholar) online show about the corporate war on public education and the rising public resistance movement in the war. On Sunday, we will discuss Teach For America (TFA) and their intense involvement with the corporate reformers and anything […]

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@ProfessorJVH with @MHarrisPerry on @MSNBC @MHPshow in NYC 5/17 #brownvboard60

Looking forward to joining Melissa Harris-Perry in New York City for MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show on May 17, 2014 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. EST for a live panel discussion on Brown vs. Board of Education. My last visit to MHP came during the 2012 Education Nation. Please tune in! See the posts below. After the blow […]

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I have a Man Crush on NEPC

I don’t know if you know this… but I have a shirtless man-crush on the National Education Policy Center (NEPC). I really do. It is embarrassing. Perhaps I mention their/our work in every single public talk that I do? I learned today about some great news that was announced at the 2014 American Educational Research Association […]

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Julian Vasquez Heilig is leaving The University of Texas at Austin

I want to thank everyone at the University of Texas at Austin for a wonderful past 9 years. Unfortunately, I am moving on to a new opportunity. I want to share the following release from the Alpena Press: The University of Michigan Alpena has hired Julian Vasquez Heilig to be its new athletic director, according to President John […]

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Just Tryin to Make My Momma Proud

From the Huffington Post: Expert Slams ‘Education On The Cheap’ For Latino Students VOXXI is dedicated to recognizing those working in the field of education for making a difference and setting the example for our future generation. Inequality continues to be the plight facing Latino and minority students in America. However, from coast to coast […]

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Watch the Network for Public Education Conference Livestreamed

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Network for Public Education national conference will meet in Austin, Texas, on Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2. You can join us by livestream. The direct link to the site hosting the livestream is here: http://www.schoolhouselive.org/ The conference hashtag is #npeconference. Nearly 400 activist parents, educators,…

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