Julian Vasquez Heilig is an education researcher at the University of Texas who keeps close watch on the reform issues of the day. Here is his website: cloakinginequity.com

He wrote a withering critique of Teach for America in the New York Times, calling it “a glorified temp agency.”

He has conducted important research on Teach for America and KIPP that reviews their claims.

Equity in education is the focus of his research.

He is a rising star in the research community.