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ERIC Number: EJ917589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0271-6062
Ready for Change: An Interview with Diane Ravitch
Principal, v90 n4 p26-27 Mar-Apr 2011
The release of Diane Ravitch's new book, "The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education," caused quite a stir in the education community because in it Ravitch does an about-face, criticizing the education policies she had fully supported over the years, including when she served as assistant secretary of education and counselor to Education Secretary Lamar Alexander from 1991 to 1993. This article presents an interview with Diane Ravitch, a research professor of education at New York University, who now speaks out against charter schools, standardized testing, performance pay, and narrowing the curriculum, among other "reform" methods. In this interview, Ravitch talks about her take on school improvement efforts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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