Diane Ravitch

In conjunction with their 4th annual conference in Oakland, California on October 14-15, the Network for Public Education
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What toll does poverty take on learning opportunities? How do we begin to reduce its effect on students? For the past decade
The shortcomings of our K-12 system carry over into the postsecondary years at considerable cost. We still have too many instances of social promotion where high school diplomas go to "graduates" who can't do third-grade math.
Schools have emerged in part to pass on major literacies: reading, writing, mathematics, and, many would now add, coding
Most states provide less support per student for elementary and secondary schools than they did before the Great Recession
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For the federal government, particularly as new unbundled offerings gain market share, accountability should shift away from
Our public schools are more segregated today than they were 40 years ago when integration was an explicit policy goal. The
Educator and best-selling author, Dr. Richard DuFour, joined us to talk about the state of education today. Dufour believes
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Sadly, two self-described "protectors" of public education attacked this American citizen in a pathetic, shameful and deceitful
While it's nothing new for Diane Ravitch to take a swing at former journalist Campbell Brown, her decision to essentially mock Brown's advocacy around the sexual abuse of children is uniquely appalling.
Given this unambiguous show of support for charters, how could our governors have the chutzpah to swear an oath to protect public schools, as this would pose a crisis of conscience, not to speak of a conflict of interest akin to setting a fox to guarding a hen house?
There are terrible charters, to be sure, but there are also those that are winning people over. So I wasn't surprised that there was a strong show of force of families marching under the charter banner.
Despite the documentation provided by Singer, Schneider, Diane Ravitch, Anthony Cody and others, charter and school choice propaganda has persuaded millions of Americans that reform is about helping children.