Monthly Archives: July 2017

Roundup of NAACP’s Harder Stance on Charter Schools

I just returned from the 2017 NAACP national convention in Baltimore. Two important events occurred. The first I’m not going to talk about here on Cloaking Inequity until after the NAACP National Board meeting in the fall— I learned my lesson last year :). Second, the NAACP’s Task Force on High Quality Education released a report after their year long

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.@NAACP says contact Senator and Reps about DeVos and Trump #NAACP108

I am in Baltimore at the NAACP’s 2017 National Convention. View this post on Instagram #naacp108 officially gets rolling today. A post shared by Julian Vasquez Heilig (@professorjvh) on Jul 23, 2017 at 8:48am PDT View this post on Instagram ‪Here's what's happening currently at #NAACP108 ‬ A post shared by Julian Vasquez Heilig (@professorjvh) on Jul 22, 2017 at

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Charter Schools: Who Is Working Together to Improve Them?

During the past decade the number of students in charter schools has nearly tripled, with approximately 3.1 million students enrolled in 2016-17. In fact, one in eight black students now attends a charter in the United States. But while the popularity of charters is growing, so is concern about charter schools, particularly in the civil rights community and among grassroots educators in teachers unions. Last summer

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Breaking News: NEA makes STRONG, patriotic statement on charters

I am not able to blog as much as I have in the past because of my faculty responsibilities at California State, public speaking engagements and contributing behind the scenes to game-changing projects. One of the game-changing projects that I have worked on over the past several months was the NEA Charter Taskforce. As the token academic on the taskforce,

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