Category Archives: Wisdom

Choice as a Substitute for Adequacy?

Originally posted on School Finance 101:
Another excerpt from forthcoming work… Much of the expansion of charter schooling occurred during the recession. That is, states were adding schools while reducing overall funding, adding inequitable choices on top of increasingly inequitable and inadequate systems.  Expanded charter schooling was a centerpiece of the Duncan/Obama education reform platform which coincided with the recession and…

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Student Uprising! #NeverAgain Assaults School Gun Violence

In my newest contribution to The Progressive magazine, I argue “If the nation follows the advice of Trump and the NRA, the #NeverAgain movement would then need to also address the modern-day lynching of students in their own classrooms.” Jeff Bryant writes, In the tragic aftermath of the horrendous shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students who

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A Vision of Something That Does Not Yet Exist

Did I bomb this interview with Dr. Juan Manuel Niño (The University of Texas at San Antonio) that was published recently in the UCEA Review? I was honored to participate. Here it is: JMN: Dr. Vasquez Heilig, thank you for agreeing to participate in this interview. Our conversation will focus on your work, publications, and involvement in policy and community engagement.

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Puerto Rico Braces for Wave of School Privatization

The warnings came right after the storm: Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico would be used as an opportunity to transfer management of the island’s schools to private operators of charter schools, and introduce voucher programs that would redirect public education funds to private schools. “The education privatization playbook uses politics to open the door for more privately controlled schools

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Honored to represent CSU

This piece was released by California State University Sacramento public affairs: A Sacramento State professor has been named among the nation’s most influential on issues of education policy. Julian Vasquez Heilig, professor and director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program, has been named to the 2018 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, compiled annually by American Enterprise Institute Director of Education Policy Frederick M.

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