Monthly Archives: October 2015

Top 10 Education Questions for 2016 Presidential Candidates

Here are my Top 10 education questions for the 2016 Presidential Candidates: Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others. Want to know about Cloaking Inequity’s freshly pressed conversations about educational policy? Click the “Follow blog by email” button on the home page. Twitter: @ProfessorJVH Click here for Vitae.

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School Choice: Students vs. Education Reformers

“Julian you are precocious” were the words that I heard that morning from Mrs. Wutke, one of my instructors in high school. That comment sent me scurrying for the dictionary. Nowadays, you turn to dictionary.com— which tells me that I was “flowering or fruiting earlier than usual.” Sadly, Mrs. Wutke was killed in a tragic car accident a few years

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Discussing Charters, Teach For America, and more on @RickSmithShow

On the Rick Smith Show we discussed charters, privatization, New Orleans ed reform and more. Karran Harper Royal and Julian Vasquez Heilig joined Rick Smith to discuss our endangered public education system, the reach of the flawed “educational reform” movement in New Orleans and elsewhere, and ideas about how public schools can be improved and can be saved from privatization. Julian

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A Top Ten of @ArneDuncan Inanity: Obama’s Basketball Buddy Drops Ball on Ed

Originally posted on Cloaking Inequity:
So what happens when a President chooses a basketball buddy as Secretary of Education? Really, Obama… what did you expect when you chose a non-educator, non-expert to lead American education? A leader who left Chicago in shambles, whose school “turnarounds” didn’t work. Disappointed by his latest inanity at the Mom Congress, I have selected ten…

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“Lead Bravely.” How To Change the Story About Community-Based Education

by Sarah Lahm for The Progressive Magazine Just as the Progressive launched its new “Education Fellows” project, as a way to refocus education policy on democratic, child-centered principles, one of those fellows–California professor Julian Vasquez Heilig–came to Minnesota to talk about community-based education reform. Vasquez Heilig spoke at the University of Minnesota on September 24 to a late afternoon crowd of around 100

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