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Where are Educators?: Non-Education Nation is a Phony

I’ll admit it, I went to New York City as a panelist for Education Nation. In the post MSNBC Education Nation 2012 Part II: Demanding accountability from charters I discussed my altercation with Jonathan Alter, a non-education expert journalist, about a peer-reviewed charter study published in the Berkeley Review of Education that he called “cherry picking data.” I profiled the disagreement in the

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MHP @ MSNBC Education Nation: When data gets in the way of choice ideology

Today, at the end of the first segment of the Melissa Harris-Perry Show at MSNBC’s Education Nation 2012, my brief (alter)cation with firebrand journalist Jonathan Alter went something like this: Alter: Its folly to cap charters schools— silly NEA. What are you thinking? Vasquez Heilig: Here’s why. Because according to a Stanford study (conducted by CREEDO, a traditionally conservative think

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