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Diane Ravitch

Will School "Reform" Improve the Schools?


Monday, October 3, 2011 at 6pm

Page Auditorium

TICKETS: Free (Limit 2)*

"The current emphasis on accountability has created a punitive atmosphere in the schools. The Obama administration seems to think that schools will improve if we fire teachers and close schools. They do not recognize that schools are often the anchor of their communities, representing values, traditions, and ideals that have persevered across decades. . ." Diane Ravitch


Diane Ravitch has been an advocate for American public schools and a leading voice in the national conversation about school reform for more than thirty years.  Ravitch has authored ten titles on education reform including her most recent book, The Death and Life of the American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education and has written more than 500 articles and reviews for scholarly publications.


Diane Ravitch is a Research Professor of Education at New York University and an internationally recognized author, activist, and historian of education. She is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. and the 2011 recipient of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize, an award that honors individuals who have dedicated their careers to the use of social science research to improve public policy.

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