Monthly Archives: August 2016

Teach For America exported and going Global!

Did you know that Teach For America is being exported worldwide? Truth For America is a podcast about Teach For America (TFA) that provides voice to educators, parents, students, and other key stakeholders. Truth For America is co-hosted by Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig and Dr. T. Jameson Brewer. They are joined in Episode 12 by Dr. Rolf Straubhaar, a University

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DFERs should be nervous. Serious. Many Thank you’s!

As I discussed in the Storify curation entitled Will @ShavarJeffries chicken out? Shaver Jeffries, President of Democrats for Education Reform (DFER), popped into a conversation about charter schools on Twitter. Who are the DFERs? Go here. After he went for a few tweets about parents and choice that most could probably conjure without even having seen them, I challenged him to a

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Debating charter schools: Julian Vasquez Heilig vs. Howard Fuller

It’s rare that the media brings a balancing perspective to education reformers arguments for anti-democratic, top-down, private control and privatization of our public schools. This week it happened. I debated charters schools with Howard Fuller, Professor and Chairman of the Black Alliance for Educational Options, on Andre Perry’s WBOK 1230 AM #FREECOLLEGE show. We also discuss the NAACP and Black Lives

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Will @ShavarJeffries chicken out?

There have been many many developments recently in the school choice (privatization of public schools) front. In the midst of it all, Shavar Jefferies, President of Democrats for Education Reform, said the following to me on Twitter: true democracy is parent choice. Black families know better than politicians what's best for kids — Shavar Jeffries (@shavarjeffries) August 8, 2016 How

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Breaking News: ACLU finds many illegal policies in Charter Schools

A new report released today by the ACLU and Public Advocates (a California civil rights organization) entitled Unequal Access: How Some California Charter Schools Illegally Restrict Enrollment has found a variety of illegal policies in charters schools. The ACLU and Public Advocates report examines charters schools policies across the state of California and details how they are failing students. In this report, they

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