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Diane Ravitch On The Daily Show Talks Teacher Bashing, Education Reform

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First Posted: 03/04/11 01:44 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:35 PM ET

Historian and author Diane Ravitch joined Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" Thursday to discuss education reform.

In between Stewart's comical quips, he took time to acknowledge one of his favorite teachers: his mother.

Ravitch tackled topics such as why Finland is leading the world in education and why she feels American education reform is on the wrong track. According to Ravitch, the preoccupation with standardized testing and teacher bashing won't remedy the education crisis when poverty and racial inequality continue to plague schools.

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