Category Archives: Community-Based Accountability

Diane Ravitch in conversation with Julian Vasquez Heilig

Last night I had a chance to sit down with Diane Ravitch on Zoom and discuss what should be next for the US public education system. Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others. Check out and follow my YouTube channel here. Twitter: @ProfessorJVH Click here for Vitae.

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I want YOU to enroll in my course. Help me choose the topic!

Have you ever had the opportunity to tell a professor what course you want to take? I am taking suggestions for a course in the new University of Kentucky College of Education’s Professional Learning Series that I will teach this summer online that will be open for anyone in the public to register. When I came to Kentucky, I realized

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The Total Neoliberal Misrepresentation of the Recent History of Indianapolis K12 Education

Is a total neoliberal misrepresentation coming to K12 Education in a public district near you? A recent article in the pro-charter, pro-neoliberal “magazine,” called Education Next, is a thorough misrepresentation of the recent history of Indianapolis K12 education (see the article at https://www.educationnext.org/hoosier-way-good-choices-for-all-indianapolis/).  I know because, as a university professor and a community activist, I have spent the last seven

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Roundup: Literacies for ALL from Columbia, SC #wlu19 @ncte_wlu

Enjoyed giving two keynotes for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Whole Language Umbrella (WLU) Summer Institute this past week in Columbia, South Carolina! The titles of my keynotes for the preconference workshop and opening session were “Past, Present, and Future: Will US democracy thrive without community-based education?” and “Embracing Diversity: 5 ways to advocate for meaningful inquiry and

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Breaking News: Community-based Funding and Accountability working in California

I am currently sitting in the Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) annual conference being held in Sacramento. A new study just dropped that show money clearly matters in California school finance and that it has had a positive impact on student achievement and graduation rates across the state. View this post on Instagram Spending my morning learning about new

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