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Letter from an IDEA Mother

January 22, 2012


Below are two e-mails I received from a mother whose child attends an IDEA elementary school. I am using her letter with permission. I have changed the gender of the child to neutral language and redacted certain information to protect her identity. Also, I typically do not use unsolicited, unverifiable emails. However, this person provided […]

Rebuttal to the Austin ISD critique of my study on IDEA Charter Schools

January 7, 2012


This post includes the information in my rebuttal to the Austin ISD critique of my study of the IDEA charter school system. The Statesman story can be found here: Note that Dr. Julian Vasquez-Heilig, a researcher at UT Austin and recent recipient of a University Council for Educational Administration award for research by junior […]