Julian Vasquez Heilig of the University of Texas is devoted to equity for students of color.
This has made him a critic of corporate reform.
And it may account for the name of his blog, which is “Cloaking Inequity.”
You should browse his blog archives. He writes with verve and humor, which we know is rare indeed among the professoriate.
His latest piece reveals the interconnections among the reformers associated with the IDEA charter chain, Teach for America, and the U.S. Department of Education.
IDEA claims that all its graduates enter a four-year college, but as Bruce Fuller recently explained, almost half are failing in college. They were not well prepared. Nonetheless, the U.S. Department of Education recently plopped $29 million into the IDEA coffers.
In the latest wrinkle of an ongoing reform saga, the Austin Independent School Board held its regular election and got some new members. They severed AISD]s connection with IDEA.