Diane Ravitch

27 Sep

So, did you hear NPR’s interview with Diane Ravitch this morning? Have a listen.

I didn’t think, for some reason, that I was going to end up in her camp, but based on what she talked about this morning, I’m thinking I need to read her new book. This was a brief interview, but Ravitch spent most of her time focusing on what she sees as the “real” problem of education – poverty. I was particularly drawn in by her point that the kids we need to help the most are getting the least, and that we need to focus on doing things like decreasing class size, and making sure that impoverished kids receive arts and have access to things like guidance counselors and school librarians.

Amen.

Have you read Ravitch’s book yet? What did you think?

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