Education icon Diane Ravitch championed education reform from vouchers to charter schools. Now she champions against all that. Calls it a mistake. We'll ask why.
For years, Diane Ravitch was a big voice in hard-nosed school reform. Working under President George H. W. Bush and after, she wanted teacher accountability. She wanted school choice. She wanted charter schools. In the years that followed, we got No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, the Common Core — and lots of charter schools.
But Diane Ravitch has jumped ship. Reform has become an attack on public education itself, she now argues. A Trojan horse for privatization. And the real problem is poverty. Up next On Point: we’re testing Diane Ravitch on testing, public schools, and more.
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