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Letter from an IDEA Mother

January 22, 2012

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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

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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: http://www.statesman.com/news/local/austin-school-district-says-critical-idea-study-doesnt-2085799.html 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 […]