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The Answer Sheet Archive: Diane Ravitch

Ravitch: Jon Stewart and other education heroes

Education historian Diane Ravitch: "There really is a bipartisan consensus on education reform. It happens to be the Republican agenda of the past 30 years, minus the Republicans' traditional contempt for federal control of education policy. Where did the Democratic agenda go?"

By Valerie Strauss  | March 8, 2011; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
Categories:  Diane Ravitch, Guest Bloggers  | Tags:  angry curds, charter schools, diane ravitch, education reformers, gov. jeb bush, high-stakes testing, jon stewart, jon stewart and wisconsin, matt damon, merit pay, obama and bush, piers morgan, school reform, teacher assessment, vouchers, wisconsin, wisconsin protests, wisconsin teachers  
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Jon Stewart on hypocrisy behind assault on teachers

Jon Stewart, hosting education historian Diane Ravitch, outdoes even himself with a scathing and hysterically funny (and sad) new attack on the hypocrisy underlying the assault on public school teachers.

By Valerie Strauss  | March 7, 2011; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Diane Ravitch  | Tags:  diane ravitch, gov. scott walker, jon stewart, school reform, teachers unions, the daily show, wisconsin budget, wisconsin protests, wisconsin teachers  
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The Diane Ravitch myth

Anybody reading much of the commentary written on education policy could be forgiven for thinking that education historian Diane Ravitch is somehow the Wizardess of Ed, the woman behind the curtain secretly pulling the strings.

By Valerie Strauss  | March 3, 2011; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Diane Ravitch  | Tags:  arne duncan, bill gates, charter schools, colbert report, diane ravitch, jon stewart, president obama, school reform, whitney tilson  
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Ravitch: 'A moment of national insanity'

Education historian Diane Ravitch writes: "The reality on the ground suggests that the corporate reform movement ... will set American education back, by how many years or decades is anyone's guess."

By Valerie Strauss  | March 1, 2011; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  Diane Ravitch, Education Secretary Duncan, Guest Bloggers  | Tags:  arne duncan, diane ravitch, gates foundation, president obama, president obama and school reform, race to the top, school reform, teachers  
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The "three great teachers in a row" myth

It's time to stop the constant recitation that the achievement gap could be closed if all students had three, or four, or five great teachers in a row. Here's a history of the myth.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 25, 2011; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Congress, Diane Ravitch, Research, Teacher assessment, Teachers  | Tags:  center for american progress, diane ravitch, education trust, standardized tests, teacher evaluation, teachers  
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Ravitch: Why should teachers have unions?

Education historian Diane Ravitch writes why she is standing with the protesting teachers of Wisconsin.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 22, 2011; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  Diane Ravitch, Guest Bloggers, Teachers  | Tags:  cnn.com, collective bargaining, gov. scott walker, green bay packers, teachers and protest, teachers unions, wisconsin, wisconsin protests, wisconsin teachers  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Ravitch: The Problem with Teach For America, Valerie Strauss , February 15, 2011
Ravitch: Public schools are not chain stores , Valerie Strauss , February 9, 2011
Why Oscar snubbed ‘Superman’ -- deservedly so, Valerie Strauss , January 25, 2011
Ravitch takes stock of education in 2010, Valerie Strauss , December 28, 2010
Ravitch to Gates: Let's talk, Valerie Strauss , December 7, 2010
Ravitch answers Gates, Valerie Strauss , November 30, 2010
What Ravitch told KIPP and Teach for America , Valerie Strauss , November 17, 2010
Has Ravitch hurt 'Superman’s' Oscar ambitions? , Valerie Strauss , November 4, 2010
Ravitch on how wrong 'Superman' really is, Valerie Strauss , October 27, 2010
Ravitch: Charters are a lead bullet, Valerie Strauss , October 13, 2010
Ravitch: Why Fenty, Rhee really lost, Valerie Strauss , September 23, 2010
Ravitch: Why civil rights groups oppose the Obama agenda, Valerie Strauss , September 19, 2010
Ravitch: Welcome back to school "reform", Valerie Strauss , September 8, 2010
Ravitch: Mayoral control means zero accountability, Valerie Strauss , August 4, 2010
Ravitch on teachers and her critics, Valerie Strauss , July 8, 2010
Ravitch's 'modest' vision for school reform, Valerie Strauss , July 6, 2010
Ravitch's 10 reasons to 'no' to Race to the Top, Valerie Strauss , May 26, 2010
Ravitch on Obama's scary ed reform agenda, Valerie Strauss , May 19, 2010
 
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