Monthly Archives: September 2012

MHP @ MSNBC Education Nation: When data gets in the way of choice ideology

Today, at the end of the first segment of the Melissa Harris-Perry Show at MSNBC’s Education Nation 2012, my brief (alter)cation with firebrand journalist Jonathan Alter went something like this: Alter: Its folly to cap charters schools— silly NEA. What are you thinking? Vasquez Heilig: Here’s why. Because according to a Stanford study (conducted by CREEDO, a traditionally conservative think

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Julian Vasquez Heilig on MSNBC Sunday September 23, 2012 between 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. EST

Tune in to the Melissa-Harris Perry Show on MSNBC Sunday September 23, 2012 between 10 a.m-12 p.m EST. In the fourth segment, I will appear on a panel with Journalist Jonathan Alter, Derrell Bradford, Executive Director of Better Education for Kids, and Lily Eskelsen, Vice-President of the National Education Association to discuss school choice at NBC’s Education Nation Student Town Hall in The New York Public Library. Broadcast

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“Illusion of Inclusion,” Article about Race and Standards in Harvard Educational Review

 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 at the same time marginalizing

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Back to School

I recently did an on-camera interview with YNN for their Back to School series. If you have TimeWarner, access to the videos is open, otherwise the print stories are available to the public. The print stories are here and here. My comments: “You can’t cut several billion dollars from the [Texas] education budget and expect education to be proficient. Those

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