Monthly Archives: September 2016

$$$ and Agendas — Truth For America about Teach For America

Where does TFA’s $$$ come from? 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 13 by Reverend Kyle Boyer, a Philadelphia teacher and former TFA corps member.

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Education Activists Converge on Presidential Debate

Today, in response to a nationwide attack on public education, supporters of high-quality, democratically controlled, neighborhood public schools are holding events at the first presidential debate in New York, demanding that the candidates respond to concerns about school privatization and unfair funding, and releasing a national public education platform. The organizers of the debate protests belong to Journey for Justice Alliance (J4J), a national network of

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Gulen-affiliated charter schools are bad apples?

The Gulen-affiliated charter schools are finally getting the negative attention they deserve from law enforcement, the media and others. The Gulen-affiliated charter schools are the second largest charter chain in the United States, second only to the KIPP network of charter schools. If you want to understand depth, breadth and shocking nature of the alleged malfeasance against Gulen-affiliated charter schools, check out the

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Education Reformers Running Rampant in Oakland (Vote for Sean)

The top-down, private control education reform supporters are currently running rampant in Oakland. The district is even led by a Broad trained superintendent. I have made several trips to Oakland at the request of community members to discuss what is occurring in their city. You can watch two of the conversations here and here. As a result, I fully support Sean Dugar

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“It matters to me who becomes the next U.S. Education Secretary…”

Will I see you in New York next week? I’ll be trekking to the East Coast for a day to attend the Journey for Justice conference at SUNY Old Westbury. I am honored to present @J4J_USA conference to talk about a community-based education platform 6/26 @SUNYOldWestbury Maguire Theatre 1:30 pm — JulianVasquezHeilig (@ProfessorJVH) September 20, 2016 After the conference at SUNY,

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