Monthly Archives: March 2017

Professor vs. Advocate Debate: “Charters and Vouchers are the Answer”

Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation. Atifete Jahjaga Last evening we held a Cambridge-style debate at California State University Sacramento. The quick back

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The Public Agrees!: Charters are Overrated

Are charters overrated? The public says yes! More on that in a moment. The recent Intelligence Squared debate has resulted in a variety of new and important conversations. Via phone calls, social media DMs, and emails I have received quite a bit of feedback from folks that are for and against privately-controlled school choice. I also accepted a challenge from Chris (Citizen)

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Upcoming Debate: Charters and Vouchers are the Answer

Join us in person or online for Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig vs. Chris Stewart debating the motion Charters and Vouchers are the Answer. Watch in person at Sacramento State or you can view on Facebook LIVE here. Chris Stewart is Director of Outreach and External Affairs for Education Post, a nonprofit publication covering public schools. Additionally, Chris publishes Citizen Ed, a

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Linda Darling-Hammond: Can Public Education Survive Betsy DeVos?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Linda Darling-Hammond surveys the wreckage of the privatization movement and assesses whether Betsy DeVos’s failed policies in Michigan will inflict further harm in the nation’s embattled public schools. The article is well worth reading. It contains useful data. However, I have some caveats. I greatly admire Linda and her scholarship, but we have…

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