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Diane Ravich

18 Books to Inform, Deepen and Transform Your Understanding of Education in America

Lena Tabori | Posted 07.05.2014 | Education
Lena Tabori

Recommendations from the Best K-12 Teachers in the Country Last Fall, when we were publishing Katrina Fried's brilliant book, American Teacher, Heroe...

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.

Lessons From a Potential Lemon

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.09.2012 | Education
Rebecca Joseph

I was a potential lemon, but I had the will and desire to change and others had the same commitment to help me. Yet there are many teachers who lack that will and who never improve year after year.

Why Can't School "Reformers" Listen to Education Experts?

John Thompson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Education
John Thompson

This week's debate between Eric Hanushek and Diane Ravitch exemplifies the tendency of true believers in data-driven policies to refuse to communicate with educators.

Educating for Democracy: Diane Ravitch and Mr. Tilson's 'Status Quo'

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

There are few critics of education that are more clearly defenders of the status quo than private educational reformers like Whitney Tilson.

While Budget Cuts Slam Public Schools, Charters Expand Rapidly

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 05.26.2011 | Education

OAKLAND, Calif. — As cash-strapped school districts lay off teachers and close campuses, publicly funded charter schools are flourishing and alt...