What’s happening now!? Join us LIVE in DC this weekend to discuss community-based reform as an alternative to the top-down, Texas-style reform that we have utilized across the country for the past decade! I have noticed that some blogs have post titles that don’t make much sense at first glance— so I am going with […]
Because I am California bound, I had to cancel an engagement to speak with the Sun City Democrats about education reform. To make up for it, I taped a message to them and answered their questions. I pasted the YouTube response below. Here are the questions: We read, in the Austin Statesman, that one of the […]
How can you make a post about an academic paper winning an award interesting? Start with Charlie Sheen quotes of course! I’m different. I have a different constitution, I have a different brain, I have a different heart. I got tiger blood, man. I’m not bi-polar, I’m bi-winning. I win here and I win there. […]
There have been several articles describing the “Don’t Mess with Texas Revolt” against its own approach to high-stakes testing and accountability that was legislated in No Child Left Behind. Many Texans, regardless of their political stripes, are fed up with the current approach to high-stakes testing and accountability birthed here in the Lone Star State. There […]
Join KLRU for the live taping of Blackademics: Education, Performance and Youth Empowerment Date: Wednesday February 13, 2013 Time: 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm) Location: KLRU Studio 6A (map) RSVP: Event is free, but RSVP is required. RSVP now Join us for a live recording of nationally and internationally renowned black studies scholars as […]
Its finals week at UT-Austin. Lindsay Redd and Lindsay Butterfield created this short animated discussion between George W. Bush and John Dewey for their final project presentation today in my Education Foundations course. Enjoy!
It will take 80 more years for No Child Left Behind to close the achievement gap.
Sean Reardon, Stanford University Professor of Education, comment (October 4, 2012 INVALSI Accountability Conference in Rome, Italy) based on his latest research on achievement gaps in the United States.
In this article, Julian Vasquez Heilig, Keffrelyn Brown, and Anthony Brown offer findings from a close textual analysis of how the Texas social studies standards address race, racism, and communities of color. Using the lens of Critical Race Theory, the authors uncover the sometimes subtle ways that the standards can appear to adequately address race while […]
Vasquez Heilig, J., Cole, H. & Springel, M. (2011). Alternative certification and Teach For America: The search for high quality teachers. Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, 20(3), 388-412. At a time when accountability leads almost any discussion within or about the education sector, it is a disconcerting irony that we continue to require more […]
Vasquez Heilig, J., Young, M. & Williams, A. (2012). At-risk student averse: Risk management and accountability. Journal of Educational Administration, 50(5). The prevailing theory of action underlying accountability is that holding schools and students accountable will increase educational output. While accountability’s theory of action intuitively seemed plausible, at the point of No Child Left Behind’s national implementation, little empirical […]