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Julian Vasquez Heilig

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Julian Vasquez Heilig is a professor at California State University Sacramento. and West Coast Regional Progressive Education Fellow. He blogs about education and social justice at Cloaking Inequity.

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California’s new superintendent of public instruction, Tony Thurmond, opposes the privatization of education. Read more

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Given the state's history with “school choice,” California’s new legislation comes as a surprise. And it’s met with skepticism. Read more

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Invite white nationalist speakers to campus. Provoke student pushback. Get labeled the “violent left.” There’s another way. Read more

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Decades of research shows that charters are racially isolating America’s students Read more

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During the past decade, the number of students in charter schools has nearly tripled, with approximately 3.1 million enrolled in 2016-17. In fact, one in eight black students in the United States now attends a charter school. Read more

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While the popularity of charters is growing, so is concern about charter schools, particularly in the civil rights community and among grassroots educators in teachers unions. Read more

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Education Fellow Julian Vasquez Heilig debates the proposition that “choice is essential to improving education in the United States” at the Better Chicago Education Summit 2017 Read more

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School vouchers rob Peter Public School to pay Paul Private School. Read more

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Donald Trump and Betsy Devos are enamored with school vouchers. Their commitment persists despite the idea's sordid racial history, opposition from the civil rights community, constitutional problems, and proof that vouchers don't help students. Read more

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The nominee, who has never been a classroom teacher and never attended a public school, pushes policies that create lots of choice, with no good choice. Read more

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Clinton and Trump may not have much to say on the subject, but equal access to education is a crucial to our democracy Read more

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The nation’s oldest and the youngest civil rights organizations have passed resolutions critical of charter schools. Read more

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His policies as governor starved Indiana's public schools of funding. Read more

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Not discussed in the current ruling, is that Fisher did not fall below a bright line by which Whites were rejected and minorities admitted. Read more

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Photo by Greg Dunkel A revolt involving hundreds of thousands of Americans against the federal and state government has been brewing over the past couple of years. What caused this grassroots revolt? Parents and students have had enough of hig... Read more

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A day strike by thousands of teachers across the island of Puerto Rico on Tuesday demonstrated the intensity of their concern about the new regime. Read more

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Perhaps the Democrats are not discussing education because they don’t want to be accused of plagiarism by the Republican Party. Read more

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Parents and community members are entering the fourth week of a hunger strike in Chicago. While the issues may seem at first glance specific to Dyett High School, the protest is really about the top-down, private control school reform. Read more

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Today’s Breaking News comic represents the non-difference between de facto and de jure segregation of schools. Read more

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