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Ron Hale

Diane Ravitch,

Good Day! I’m writing you because I have just finished reading your book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education. As a teacher entering my third year I found your text to be profoundly educational and entertaining. It was steeped in scholarship, but easily understood by those inside and outside the classroom. This should be required reading for anyone serious about the state of education in America. It was great to read a text that not only focuses on the “doom and gloom” of education in America, but offers a clear historical context of the problems and a plethora of solutions to those serious about fixing our schools.

I thank you for your enduring commitment in the field of education and wish you continued support and success.

Ron Hale