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On Contact with Chris Hedges: The Rise of Charter Schools with Diane Ravitch

Diane Ravitch is a Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian of education. From 1991 to 1993, she was Assistant Secretary of Education and Counselor to … Continue reading

August 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Diane Ravitch: “We are winning!”

Diane Ravitch and Chicago Activist Jitu Brown take on corporate education at the first Public Education Nation in Brooklyn, October 11, 2014.

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

October 11th, be there: The Network for Public Education will hold an historic event

  PUBLIC Education Nation will deliver the conversation the country has been waiting for. Rather than featuring billionaires and pop singers, this event will be built around intense conversations featuring leading … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Weekly Update: More on the Common Core, push back and opting out of high stakes testing, the FTC steps in to protect student privacy, a gag order on teachers and more

Let’s start off with this gem: Annual Kindergarten Show Canceled to Allow Kids to Focus on College A beloved annual kindergarten show at a New York school was canceled this … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Bill Moyers and Diane Ravitch on Charter Schools

  From Bill Moyers’ website: Public Schools for Sale? Public education is becoming big business as bankers, hedge fund managers and private equity investors are entering what they consider to … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

Diane Ravitch: The Common Core Standards “should have no legitimacy”

From The Fatal Flaw of the Common Core Standards by Diane Ravitch: The reason to oppose the Common Core standards is because they violate the well-established and internationally recognized process … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

The facts about the Common Core Standards

The State of Washington signed on to administer the Common Core Standards in our schools with approval of the ed reform Bill 6696. That means that there will be new … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · 3 Comments

Lisa Macfarlane of WA DFER, and now Suzanne Estey, with their conspiracy theories

Update, October 31, 2013: Suzanne Estey has sent out a new flyer stating that Sue Peters’ and I have created some sort of theory out of the blue on the … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 8 Comments

Tele-Town Hall with Diane Ravitch

Our Schools Alliance presents: Tele-Town Hall with Diane Ravitch Wednesday, October 16th 8:00 PM EDT “[Diane] is America’s foremost historian in the areas of education policy, she’s a champion of … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Reign of Error” by Diane Ravitch: A Review

Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools Dr. Ravitch shatters one corporate reform myth after another with clarity providing excellent background … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

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 … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

Should charter schools be called “public schools”?

Diane Ravitch described in a post yesterday why charter schools are public schools in name only. To follow is an excerpt from her letter to Deborah Meier on Bridging Differences: … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 · Leave a comment