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Diane Ravitch at the 2017 NPE Conference in Oakland, California

Diane Ravitch at the 2017 NPE Conference in Oakland, California

You can watch her speech here

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On Contact: The Rise of the Charter Schools with Diane Ravitch

On Contact: The Rise of the Charter Schools with Diane Ravitch

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges is joined by Diane Ravitch, former assistant secretary of education under President George H.W. Bush and author of “Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools”. Watch here

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Diane Ravitch- President’s Speaker Series, 2011

Diane Ravitch- President’s Speaker Series, 2011

Watch Diane Ravitch’s speech during the President’s Speaker Series here

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Listen to Diane Ravitch talk about the problems with the Common Core standards

Listen to Diane Ravitch talk about the problems with the Common Core standards

Diane Ravitch talks about the problems with Common Core standards, you can watch here

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Diane Ravitch had powerful things to say about our current state of education and the arts, at the National Art Education Convention in New York City, March 2, 2017.

Diane Ravitch had powerful things to say about our current state of education and the arts, at the National Art Education Convention in New York City, March 2, 2017.

Watch a clip from Diane Ravitch’s interview at the NAEA Convention on March 2, 2017.  Diane speaks about what it means to speak with love and humanity.

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Watch Diane Ravitch on the Tavis Smiley Show

Watch Diane Ravitch on the Tavis Smiley Show

On February 16, 2017, Diane was interviewed by PBS’s Tavis Smiley. You can watch Diane talk about the privatization of public education and the dangers to public education that it presents by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

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NPE Conference, March 2, 2014

NPE Conference, March 2, 2014

Diane’s speech at the Network for Public Education conference in Austin, Texas: “Why We Will Win”

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Standardized Testing Boycott: Good Idea?

A Minute In the Mind of Diane Ravitch:
The rebellion against standardized testing is expanding across the nation. Teachers are refusing to give the tests and parents are withdrawing their kids from the testing process. Is this a good idea? What’s on the downside? (March, 2013)

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New from Diane Ravitch: REIGN OF ERROR. An incisive, comprehensive look at today’s American school system that argues against those who claim it is broken and beyond repair; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the privatization movement that is draining students and funding from our public schools. Buy it here: Amazon Hardcover, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Nobel, Powell’s, iTunes, Continue Reading →

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Diane appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on March 3, 2011.

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Fresh Air on NPR

Fresh Air on NPR

On April 28, Diane was interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air. Diane talks about how standardized testing undermines teaching.

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Your Bottom Line on CNN

Your Bottom Line on CNN

On October 8, 2011, Diane was interviewed by Christine Romans for the program Your Bottom Line on CNN:

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Becoming the Master of Your Trade

Becoming the Master of Your Trade

Inside the Academy conducted a four-part series of interviews with Diane, covering a very wide range of topics, from Diane’s personal history and upbringing to her current work. One portion of that interview appears above.

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Bruce A. Dawson

Ms. Ravitch,

I just completed reading your new book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education. I would send a copy to President Obama, if I thought he would read it, and more importantly, heed it. I once sent a book to President Clinton, but he didn’t acknowledge. Mr. Obama, and many others, need to read your book. Congratulations on a well written thesis. THANK YOU for writing it. I think ...

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