Category Archives: Wisdom

Julian on John C. Scott Show: It’s Election day!

Julian Vasquez Heilig joins talk show host John C. Scott on 1030 KVOI. We talk election polls and make predictions about the November 6, 2018 election. Conversation with Julian begins at the 36th minute. For more conversation in the media click here. For more political punditry click here. Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with

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California Just Banned For-Profit Charter Schools. Why?

California just banned for-profit charter schools. Existing California law, the Charter Schools Act of 1992, authorizes charter schools to elect to operate as a nonprofit public benefit corporation. However, despite the original legal and policy vision for non-profit schools, thousands of students are now enrolled in charters controlled by for-profit corporations. Currently in California, according to the Assembly Education Committee, for-profit corporations operate schools that serve

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Breaking: Governor Brown signing AB 406, banning for-profit charter schools in CA

There was some debate whether Jerry Brown would sign the legislation. The following is a statement from CFT President Joshua Pechthalt on California Governor Jerry Brown signing AB 406: AB 406 was sponsored by the California Federation of Teachers and authored by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (AD-7) and co-authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (AD-15). “The education of our children should not

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Brett Kavanaugh is RADICAL and WRONG! @SenBooker says “BRING IT!”

This guy Kavanaugh doesn’t even cloak his beliefs about inequity. In the documents released by @SenBooker today, Brett Kavanaugh wrote that the “desire to remedy societal discrimination” in our society was not a “compelling interest” of the government. This guy is radical and wrong. You can see the rest of the documents the Republicans did not want you to see

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How to Make New Orleans Market Ed Reform a Success: Hide RSD Failure Inside an OPSB-RSD Data Blend.

How to Make New Orleans Market Ed Reform a Success: Hide RSD Failure Inside an OPSB-RSD Data Blend. — Read on

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Attention, David Leonhardt: To Learn the Real Story about Reform in New Orleans, Interview BOTH Sides

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
David Leonhardt writes for the New York Times. In today’s newspaper, he writes about the miraculous results of the charter takeover of New Orleans. Leonhardt bought every phony claim made by the charter industry because he did not interview any critics. This is not good journalism. He did not interview Mercedes Schneider, the…

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