Diane Ravitch in Seattle with her new book Reign of Error on September 26


Diane Ravitch is coming to town on September 26th to discuss her latest book Reign of Error:The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools. I have been asked to review the book and that review will be posted on September 17th. The book will be available in bookstores on September 18th.

You will not be able to miss this book in the bookstore by the way, that orange on the cover is as bright as one can make it in printed form, seriously. But that’s good news for the rest of us because Diane takes the gloves off in this book and you know the corporate owned media will be ferocious in their attack. The more attention this book receives though, the better for public education in general.

To read the first review of this book, check out The First Review of “Reign of Error”!

The event in Seattle will be held at Kane Hall, Room 103, on the University of Washington campus at 7:30 PM on September 26th. The event is free to all. For additional information, you can check out the flyer.

This is Dr. Ravitch’s book tour schedule so far.

Monday, September 16:
6:00 pm: Great Public Schools Pittsburgh at the Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.

Tuesday, September 17:
7:30 pm: Philadelphia Free Library event in Montgomery Auditorium, 1901 Vine St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103.

Wednesday, September 25:
6:30 pm: North High School, 2960 N. Speer Blvd., Denver, CO 80211. (Co-sponsored by the Denver Classroom Teachers Association).

Thursday, September 26:
7:00 pm: University of Washington, location TBA

Friday, September 27:
6:30 pm: Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814. (Co-sponsored by the Sacramento City Teachers Association).

Saturday, September 28:
7:00 pm:  Martin Luther King Middle School, 1781 Rose St., Berkeley. (Co-sponsored by KPFA, Berkeley Federation of Teachers, and Oakland Education Association).

Monday, September 30:
Schedule TBA

Tuesday, October 1:
7:00 pm: Occidental College, Thorne Hall, 1600 Campus Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90041.

Wednesday, October 2:
7:00 pm: College of Education at California State University, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330.

Tuesday, October 8:
7:30 pm: Brooklyn By the Book, Congregation Beth Elohim and Community Bookstore, 274 Garfield Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215. (Diane will be in conversation with David Denby of the New Yorker).

Thursday, October 10:
7:30 pm: Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI 49855.

Tuesday, October 15:
6:30 pm: University of Rhode Island School of Education, Kingston, RI 02881.

Friday, October 18:
7:00 p.m. —     Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008.

Friday, November 1:
Schedule TBA

Monday, November 4:
8:00 pm: Princeton University
Schedule TBA

Wednesday, November 13:
7:30 pm: Women & Children First at First Free Church, 5255 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60640.

Friday, November 22:
Schedule TBA

Friday, December 6
Schedule TBA

Dora Taylor


  1. Do you know if there will be any tickets available beforehand? Or is all of the seating available on a “First Come/ First Served” basis?

    Is there anything at all we can do to secure seats ahead of time?


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