@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 back from my last post (I managed to get kicked out of a Facebook group for being a “charter lover” even while on vacation), In case you have any doubts about my pragmatism on charters, watch Jonny Alter’s Head Pop Off:

Melissa Harris-Perry Show: Demanding accountability from charters

During the second segment of the Melissa Harris-Perry Show at MSNBC’s Education Nation 2012, we discussed access to charter schools. Charters are “public” schools that are run by a variety of organizations such as intergovernmental (UT-Austin), community groups (Making Waves), large privately-operated corporate networks (KIPP). Regardless of who runs the charters, the current public consciousness is that charters are visions […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Maybe I can drop off flowers for Diane Ravitch.

From the last visit: Also, see Julian Vasquez Heilig vs KIPP Charter Schools and Charter Schools: Butting heads! during Education Nation.

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  • What does Melissa Harris-Perry believe in?

    She believes in the freedom of religious expression and the toleration of religious ideas- all religions, in every age and culture. She believes in the authority of reason and conscience. She believes in the never-ending search for Truth with both mind and heart being open. She believes in the unity of experience; that there’s no conflict between faith and knowledge. She believes in the worth and dignity of each human being and that all people of the earth should have equal claim to life, liberty and justice. She believes in the equal application of religion and that good works are the natural product of good faith. She believes in the motive of force of love as a guiding principle in human relationships. She believes in the democratic process and a validation of experience and confirmation of peers who provide a critical platform with a network of mutual respect.

    She believe all of the above because she believes in the Unitarian and Universalist congregation(s) covenant: i.e., She believes in

    1. The inherant dignity of every person
    2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
    3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth
    4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
    5. The right of conscience and use of the democratic process
    6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all
    7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

    Melissa said, “Sound easy? It is not. But it is deeply rewarding. The seven Principles are simple to state but challenging to implement. Building a truly expansive intellectual, ethical, and cultural community is not for the faint of heart.” MH-P (2012).

    I know these are beliefs of Melissa Harris-Perry because she wrote a moving FORWARD, in the “The Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide” edited by: Rev. Peter Morales, President of the UU Association of Congregations.

    Source: http://www.uua.org/skinner ISBN 978-1-55896-606-2


  • Dr. Heilig. Looking forward to tuning-in.  From what I have seen, heard, and read.  Your expertise and intellect, et.al., need no encouragement.  Albeit. Best to you and the effort anyway! 

    I am currently teaching the ‘Judicial Branch’ in my U.S. Government classes at Desoto High School, with shared focus on major court decisions, and will require my students to view, and write a summary on “Brown” to remove a low grade or for extra credit! (smiles)

    Yet in the Dallas Home Rule Battle.  For ‘posterity!’ If for no other reason at this point in the war. The Home Rule-Texas Education Statute, has potential application/impact for all of Texas’ circa. 2300(sic) ISD’s.

    Thanks and Blessings.

    Joe Tave-Dallas




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