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Tag Archives: Diane Ravitch

Designed for Failure: The Common Core State Standards

“Standards” and “College readiness.” Belief in the efficacy of the former and in the possibility of using them to create the latter (and an urgency manufactured through meaningless comparisons between … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · 26 Comments

What Do We Want from Education?

The choices have been clear for a long time. One side, though, seemed to have won within the last decade. As Elaine Weiss, writing for the Huffington Post, says, there … Continue reading

October 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Reign of Error: the important new book by Diane Ravitch

This is crossposted from Daily Kos at the request of Aaron Barlow: The testing, accountability, and choice strategies offer the illusion of change while changing nothing. They mask the inequity … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Is Diane Ravitch the George Ball of Our Generation and Education Reform our Vietnam?

Mark Naison, the author of this post, is a Professor of African-American Studies and History at Fordham University and Director of Fordham’s Urban Studies Program. He is the author of three … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Death Knell Rings for Higher Education, Too

A powerful letter from a teacher in North Carolina appeared recently on Diane Ravitch’s blog. Many of us who work in higher education, when we read it, wring our hands … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · 5 Comments

“They Are Different”

This morning, Diane Ravitch quotes from Mike Lofgren’s story in The American Conservative, “Revolt of the Rich.” She comments: What is so astonishing these days is that the super-rich… have control … Continue reading

September 5, 2012 · Leave a comment



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