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
Senators Maralyn Chase (D) and Senator President Pro Tem Pam Roach (R) will lead a bipartisan press conference Thursday afternoon followed by an exposé of the Common Core educational standards … Continue reading
Diane Ravitch and Chicago Activist Jitu Brown take on corporate education at the first Public Education Nation in Brooklyn, October 11, 2014.
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
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
The Weekly Update: No money for Common Core in Seattle, Broad left Seattle in the cover of darkness and has reappeared in Oregon, ACT for Kindergartners, Creationism in schools and the US as an Oligarchy. How much more fun can one have?
Much is going on in the wide world of education. Every time I’m ready to wrap up this post, something new comes across the wires so let’s get started. First … Continue reading
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
NEW ENDORSEMENTS: The Seattle Medium newspaper American Postal Workers Union Seattle Local The Green Party Sarah Sense-Wilson, Native American leader “Sue will come up with creative ideas to close the … Continue reading
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
A national spotlight has been cast on the Seattle School Board race this year as candidate Sue Peters wins the support of former U.S. Undersecretary of Education, Dr. Diane Ravitch. … Continue reading
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
The Weekly Update: Predatory capitalism, privatization, sequestration and our children, Common Core Standards and opting out
Everyone is back in school, the privatizers are not letting up but parents, students and teachers are fighting back. Diane Ravitch is coming out with her new book on September … Continue reading