Tag Archives: Privatization

Talking Donald Trump and Education on KEVT 1210 AM

What do you have to lose with Trump? Julian Vasquez Heilig joins Southern Arizona talk show host John C. Scott on KEVT, 1210 AM. We talked about the implications of the election of Donald Trump on education. See also Educators Brace for Trump and What Crazy Will Trump and the Republicans Deliver? Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion

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Discussing Charters, Teach For America, and more on @RickSmithShow

On the Rick Smith Show we discussed charters, privatization, New Orleans ed reform and more. Karran Harper Royal and Julian Vasquez Heilig joined Rick Smith to discuss our endangered public education system, the reach of the flawed “educational reform” movement in New Orleans and elsewhere, and ideas about how public schools can be improved and can be saved from privatization. Julian

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Privatization vs. Community-Based Reform Keynote at Minnesota

My parents are visiting this week. We have had several vigorous discussions— you can probably imagine the cloth that I am cut from. I was talking to my father about social change, he is less optimistic that our society will do better on many issues. My mother took the tact that you can create social change in the space you

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Who Dat Say?: New Orleans Ed Reform Unmasked

Who is really behind NOLA education reform? Let’s unmask them. Last year, the charter school incubator New Schools for New Orleans published a Guide for Cities that touted New Orleans school reform as a national model. In fact, a barrage of reports has been issued since 2005 that make the same claim. The Guide for Cities was delivered by Louisiana Senator

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The Teat: The Bloomberg Blues— A Starved Cow on Purpose

Starving Cow by R. Drown

The Teat is a series on Cloaking Inequity that examines the financial backing of “reformers” who influence education policy. For this current installment in the series, I am going to examine Michael Bloomberg, the current mayor of New York, school “reformer,” and multibillionaire. To begin, every post in The Teat series has a Haiku: Children are starving, yet people ignore

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Smart ALEC: Education, Privatization, and the Pursuit of Profit

ALEC, the smartest guy (Because corporations are people too) in the room that maybe you have never heard of… The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a national organization “composed of legislators, businesses and foundations” with great influence and connections to extreme think tanks and supported by funding from corporations that are seeking to drive a public policy agenda based on privatization and profit. The

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