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Reign of Error

Glenn Beck's Angry And Ignorant Book About Common Core

Diane Ravitch | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

This is crazy stuff, and it makes it difficult if not impossible to have a reasonable discussion about the pros and cons of the Common Core.

Why Educational Reform Fails

Jack Rothman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Education
Jack Rothman

Fine teaching does little good when children are hungry, sick, scared, lacking preparation, or worn down by atrocious life circumstances. Giving disadvantaged kids iPads, attempting to boost their self-esteem, or letting their parents choose a charter school doesn't overcome the cumulative detriments dished out from living at the poverty level.

(Un)Common Sense on the Common Core

Dan Montgomery | Posted 02.02.2014 | Education
Dan Montgomery

Some on the political right see the CCSS as federal intrusion. Some on the political left may see these new standards as infringements on teacher autonomy. But many are just fed up by the botched implementation and lack of resources.

Corruption and the Common Core: Follow the Money

Vicki Cobb | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Vicki Cobb

For a little more than a year, I served on the board of a charter school for minority students. I was amazed at how well-funded it was and how many people were feeding at money trough from educational consultants, to building contractors to internet equipment suppliers.

Lipstick on the Pig of Education Reform

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
Steve Nelson

Politicians repeat deceptive talking points about broken schools while ignoring the elephant of poverty and racism in the room. So-called educational reform has been an failure and even Estee Lauder herself couldn't make this a pretty picture.

Some Advice for My Critics

Diane Ravitch | Posted 12.06.2013 | Books
Diane Ravitch

When women speak plainly and mince no words, they are abrasive, harsh, and just plain -- well -- rude. The same people who object to my tone waste no time denouncing me in abusive language.

I Know Who I Am and I Love What I Do

Diane Ravitch | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

I have no staff, no secretary, no assistant. I am not funded by anyone. I am 75 years old. I love what I am doing. I love children, and I admire those who dedicate their lives to educating children and improving the lives of children, families, and communities.

Diane Ravitch's Reign of Error: A Review

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 11.17.2013 | Books
Mercedes Schneider

In considering my review of education historian Diane Ravitch's latest book, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools, I decided to write with traditional public school teachers in mind as my audience.