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Spend a minute in the mind of former Assistant Secretary of Education, education historian and education advocate Diane Ravitch as shares her thoughts on the changing education landscape.

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Spend a minute in the mind of former Assistant Secretary of Education, education historian and education advocate Diane Ravitch as shares her thoughts on the changing education landscape.

    Reign of Error: Myths, Misconceptions and False Narratives About Our "Failing" School System

    Reign of Error: Myths, Misconceptions and False Narratives About Our "Failing" School System

    In this segment Diane speaks cogently to the myth that American Schools are failing. She draws on research from her latest book to make the case that rumors of our declining educational system are greatly exaggerated.

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    Diane Ravitch is a research professor of education at New York University and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Diane is the author of several books, including The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education (2010).

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    School Voucher Programs Going Viral

    School Voucher Programs Going Viral

    Diane shares her thoughts on the accelerating expansion of voucher programs across the nation. What's driving the growth? What are the implications?



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    Assault on Teaching and Public Education Heating Up in North Carolina

    Assault on Teaching and Public Education Heating Up in North Carolina

    Diane shares her thoughts stimulated by a recent trip to North Carolina in which she discovered disturbing proposed legislation advancing.



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    How Social Media Can Save Public Education

    How Social Media Can Save Public Education

    Diane shares her thoughts about a new initiative which will leverage social media, to aggregate the influence of those who support public schools.







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    People Trump Money in Key School Board Race

    People Trump Money in Key School Board Race

    Millions of dollars of poured in from out of state in a campaign to take control of a school board seat in Los Angeles. Hear why the failed attempt is a big win to all who support public schools.



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    Standardized Testing Boycott: Good Idea?

    Standardized Testing Boycott: Good Idea?

    The rebellion against standardized testing is expanding across the nation. Teachers are refusing to give the tests and parents are withdrawing their kids from the testing process. Is this a good idea? What's on the downside?



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