Posts from Diane Ravitch
September 13, 2010
In the following letter, education historian and author Diane Ravitch responds to an opinion piece by Marc Waxman, an educator based in Denver. Education News Colorado published Waxman’s piece, “Why I Don’t Believe in ‘Reform,’” on Sept. 7. This post is cross-posted at Education News Colorado.
I was surprised and delighted to read your essay explaining (more…)
March 2, 2010
Education historian Diane Ravitch’s new book, “The Death and Life of the Great American School System,” comes out this week. This exclusive excerpt is from Chapter 9, “What Would Mrs. Ratliff Do?”
My favorite teacher was Mrs. Ruby Ratliff. She is the teacher I remember best, the one who influenced me most, who taught me to (more…)