Tag Archives: School Choice

Going from Entertaining to Precise about RCT and #RIPKobeBryant

In 2018, I was invited to a mock trial entitled Public School System Charged with Fraud: Guilty or Not Guilty? about public education at Freedom Fest, a Libertarian conference that is held yearly in Las Vegas. Which basically says that if you have a conference in Vegasā€” I will say yes to just about any opportunity to speak. šŸ™‚ I

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Ideology at work: The politics of school choice research

Ever wonder why a lion’s share of positive (non-peer reviewed) findings about school choice come from certain places? We take on that question in our new piece published in the 2nd edition of the Handbook of Research on School Choice. To conceptualize the politics of research on school choice, it is important to discuss the politics of market-based approaches within

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Hear LatinX TalX: A Sharing LatinX Journeys Podcast About Community Schools, Charter Schools & Cloaking Inequality

For your drive! Hey, check out this track on SoundCloud: LatinX TalX: A Sharing LatinX Journeys Podcast Episode 14: Community Schools, Charter Schools & Cloaking Inequality chat with Will Ortiz-Febus and Dr. Julian Vazquez Heilig PleaseĀ Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others. Check out and follow my YouTube channelĀ here. Twitter:Ā @ProfessorJVH ClickĀ hereĀ for Vitae.

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Julian Goes Into Libertarian Lions Den to Defend Public Education

So I had never been called a facist, until a random Libertarian recently lobbed it at me on Friday after a mock trial. Kevin Welner (University of Colorado professor and Director of the National Education Policy Center) called me a few weeks back and asked if I would be willing to attend a Libertarian-oriented conference and defended public education in

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Public School System Charged with Fraud: Guilty or Not Guilty?

Viva Las Vegas! I was asked by FreedomFest to participate in Las Vegas as an expert witness for the defense in their upcoming event “Public School System on Trial.” FreedomFest is a gathering of about 2,000 Libertarian-minded folk. The event is well-known for its annual “mock trial.” The “trial” takes on an important issue and looks at it from all

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