A Conversation with Dr. Diane Ravitch

A CONVERSATION WITH DR. DIANE RAVITCH
 

Dr. Diane Ravitch is known as one of our nation’s leading advocates for public education. A renowned professor of education at New York University and former Undersecretary of Education in the George H.W. Bush administration, Ravitch has emerged as a vocal critic of current education strategies. Drawing on over 40 years of experience and research, Ravitch uses her insider knowledge and historian’s perspective to critique both President Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act and President Obama’s signature education program, Race to the Top.

 A prolific writer, Ravitch has authored 10 education-focused books and more than 500 articles in scholarly and popular publications. In her most recent book, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Schools, Ravitch points out her views on the shortcomings of the privatization of public education and outlines her position on how to preserve and improve the nation’s public schools.

During a visit to Omaha to speak to the Metropolitan Omaha Education Coalition, The State of Education in Nebraska had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Ravitch for an intimate conversation on her research and growing concerns about standardized testing, value-added measures of teacher quality, school choice programs, and their effects on the quality of and community support for public schools.

 


 

VIDEOS

The Balance between School and Community
2:27
Rethinking School / Community Relationships
1:27
Education, Policy, Government, and Wall Street
6:03
The Commercialization of Education
1:07
The Contribution of Public Education
3:13
The Value of Test Scores
1:12
Grade-Span Testing
1:19
School Choice
1:18
The Implications of School Choice in Nebraska
1:22
Maintaining a High Quality Education in Nebraska
:35
Educational Successes
1:38
Educational Trends
2:31

 

Dr. Ravitch's comments do not reflect the views of NET or The State of Education in Nebraska initiative.

 


 

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