Category Archives: Speaker Series

Debate Series: Charters and Vouchers

Sac State Debate: Charters and Vouchers are the answer

The Doctorate in Educational Leadership program at Sacramento State will host a Cambridge-style debate at 6-7:30 p.m. on March 20 in the University Union Hinde Auditorium. The debate will be live-streamed on Facebook at fb.me/SacStateDoc.

The motion: “Charters and Vouchers are the Answer”

FOR the motion: Chris Stewart, Director of Outreach and External Affairs, Education Post

AGAINST the motion: Julian Vasquez Heilig, Professor of Education Leadership and Policy Studies, Sacramento State

Moderated by Kitty Kelly Epstein, host of the Education Today radio program on KPFA.

Dr. Vasquez Heilig is a Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program at Sacramento State. He serves as the California NAACP Education Chair and blogs at Cloaking Inequity, consistently rated one of the top 50 education websites in the world by Teach100.

Chris Stewart is Director of Outreach and External Affairs for Education Post, a nonprofit publication covering public schools. He blogs at Citizen Ed, a weekly education reader. He is a former executive director of the African American Leadership Forum and has served on the Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education.

Moderator Kitty Kelly Epstein has a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley and is the author of A Different View of Urban Schools: Civil Rights, Critical Race Theory, and Unexplored Realities. She previously served as Education Director for Oakland Mayor Ronald Dellums and now hosts Education Today, a bi-weekly radio program on KPFA.

Free events for Equity Week March 1-3

Students, faculty and guests are invited to three events March 1-3 during an Equity Week hosted by the Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Wednesday, March 1
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Rose Borunda
Noon-1 pm, Eureka Hall 223
Based on the doctoral dissertations of Fermin Irigoyen and Viridiana Diaz, this free bilingual story download tells of several families’ experience with the educational system in the United States. Dr. Borunda will provide an overview of the story and the elements that are critical for families to know so they can, in turn, promote their children’s success.

screen-shot-2017-02-20-at-10-14-23-am

Thursday, March 2
Free movie screening: “Stolen Education”
5:30-7:30 pm, Solano Hall 1010
“Stolen Education” documents the untold story of Mexican-American school children who challenged discrimination in Texas schools in the 1950’s and changed the face of education in the Southwest. This event is co-sponsored by Dr. Enrique Alemán Jr., the President’s Office, the Serna Center and the Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Screen Shot 2017-02-16 at 12.49.39 PM.png

Friday, March 3

One World Initiative Speaker Christine Sleeter
2-3:30 pm, Mariposa Hall 1000
“Global Perspectives on Inheritance”
Christine Sleeter, Professor Emerita in the College of Professional Studies at California State University, Monterey Bay, will discuss her novel, “White Bread,” a multifaceted work in Critical Multiculturalism and Ethnic Studies through the lens of one teacher’s journey. Presented by One World Initiative at Sacramento State.

screen-shot-2017-02-20-at-10-24-10-am

Friday, March 3

Leaders in Education Speaker Series: Darrick Hamilton

5-6 pm, Mariposa Hall 1001
In “The Political Economy of Race and Education: Why Economic Disparity Persists Even for High Achieving Black Americans,” equity expert Darrick Hamilton, Director of the Doctoral Program in Public and Urban Policy at The Milano School of International Affairs, The New School in New York, will discuss how paternalism and public policy negatively impacts poor and black Americans.

dr-hamilton-flyer-01

Legislative acts: How will they impact ELLs?

The Sacramento State Doctorate in Educational Leadership Speaker Series kicks off for the 2016-2017 academic year with a discussion of public school funding at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in the University Union Delta Room.

The speaker is Oscar Jiménez-Castellanos, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education Policy and Evaluation in Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. He has published extensively on K-12 education finance, policy, parent engagement and their impact on opportunity, equity and outcomes in ethnically and linguistically diverse low-income communities.

His talk, “Examining K-12 school funding Legislation for English Language Learners in California: From Bilingual Education Act to Local Control Funding Formula,” will provide a historical analysis of school funding legislation for English Language Learners in California.

This historical legislative analysis reveals that initially a strong link existed between funding for English Language Learners through bilingual education and a pervasive underfunding of ELLs. However, bilingual education was severely weakened by the sunsetting of the Chacon-Moscone Bilingual Bicultural Education Act in 1986, followed by Proposition 227 in 1998. At the federal level, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) further weakened support for ELLs.

California, however, has once again begun to promote biliteracy and a new wave of school funding through the federal Every Student Succeeds Act and the Local Control Funding Formula in California.

Dr. Jiménez-Castellanos will discuss these developments and ask: “How might these legislative acts impact ELLs and funding in the future? What are some lessons learned?”

Admission is free and open to the public. Directions to the University Union and a campus map are available at http://www.csus.edu/campusmap/.

Tonight at 5:30 p.m., “Cracks in the Schoolyard”- Hear Gilberto Conchas confront Latino educational inequality

CracksImage

In his book, “Cracks in the Schoolyard—Confronting Latino Educational Inequality,” Gilberto Q. Conchas challenges deficit models of schooling and turns school failure on its head. He will share his research with the Sacramento State community at 5:30 p.m. tonight, Friday, April 29, in the Lobby Suite of the University Union. To RSVP, click here.

“Cracks in the Schoolyard” goes beyond presenting critical case studies of social inequality and education. It features achievement cases that depict Latinos as active actors – not hopeless victims – in the quest for social and economic mobility. Dr. Conchas examined the ways in which college students, high school youth, English language learners, immigrant Latino parents, queer homeless youth, the children of Mexican undocumented immigrants, and undocumented immigrant youth all work in local settings to improve their quality of life and advocate for their families and communities. Taken together, these counternarratives will help educators and policymakers fill the cracks in the schoolyard that often create disparity and failure for youth and young adults.

Join us tonight at 5:30 p.m.! For directions to the University Union on the Sacramento State campus, click here.

5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29 -VISITING SPEAKER GILBERTO CONCHAS CONFRONTS LATINO EDUCATIONAL INEQUALITY

CracksImageIn his book, “Cracks in the Schoolyard—Confronting Latino Educational Inequality,” Gilberto Q. Conchas challenges deficit models of schooling and turns school failure on its head. He will share his research with the Sacramento State community at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29, in the Lobby Suite of the University Union. To RSVP, click here.

“Cracks in the Schoolyard” goes beyond presenting critical case studies of social inequality and education. It features achievement cases that depict Latinos as active actors – not hopeless victims – in the quest for social and economic mobility. Dr. Conchas examined the ways in which college students, high school youth, English language learners, immigrant Latino parents, queer homeless youth, the children of Mexican undocumented immigrants, and undocumented immigrant youth all work in local settings to improve their quality of life and advocate for their families and communities. Taken together, these counternarratives will help educators and policymakers fill the cracks in the schoolyard that often create disparity and failure for youth and young adults.

Gilberto Q. Conchas is interim chair of the Department of Chicana/o Studies and acting associate dean at the University of California, Santa Barbara and professor of educational policy and social context the University of California, Irvine.  Conchas’ research unearths the triumphs of urban high school youth of color – African American, Vietnamese, and Mexican American – despite unequal public school processes. He is the author and co-author of six books, numerous articles and book chapters, and policy reports.

For directions to the University Union on the Sacramento State campus, click here.