12:00am

Thu September 19, 2013
Diane Ravitch

Today on Your Call: What are the legacies of ‘No Child Left Behind’ and ‘Race to the Top’?


On today's Your Call we’ll talk to Diane Ravitch, former assistant secretary of Education and author of Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools.  She says federal education programs and the movement toward privatizing schools have set up public schools, teachers, and students for failure.  What effects of these programs are you seeing in your schools? What do you think education policy should be focused on?   Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

 

Guest:

Diane Ravitch, former assistant secretary of Education and author of Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools

 

Resources:

Diane Ravitch

**Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Berkeley at MLK Middle School on Saturday September 28th at 7pm.  And at an all-day event on the Stanford campus on Monday September 30th.  See her website for details.  

Salon: Diane Ravitch: School privatization is a hoax, “reformers” aim to destroy public schools 

Big Think: Diane Ravitch 

Politico: Race to the Top’ for education a flop, report finds

Washington Post: Report: Race to the Top isn’t delivering big results

YouTube: The Progressive Pulse -- Conversation with Diane Ravitch

EdSource: Poll: Voters support standardized testing, teacher accountability  Education Week: California in Testing Showdown With U.S. Department of Education

SF GATE: State legislators OK Pause in testing despite threat 

EdSource: California test results on the up and up – partly

EdSource: School finance reform prompts dispute over counting low-income students 

EdSource: U.S. middle-class students beaten on international test

 

 

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