Stories by Diane Ravitch

Diane Ravitch is a co-founder of the Network for Public Education. She is a historian of education and Research Professor of Education at New York University. She is a graduate of the Houston public schools, Wellesley College (BA), Columbia University (Ph.D. in history of American education), and holds ten honorary doctorates. In 2011, she received the Daniel Patrick Moynihan award from the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences for her careful use of data and research to advance the common good. She blogs at  subscribe to Diane Ravitch's feed

Posted on: Jul 14, 2017, Source: Diane Ravitch's Blog

The alleged perpetrators of rape, according to the Trump administration, are the real victims.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2017, Source: Diane Ravitch's Blog

A teacher in Indiana's thoughts on returning to teaching in the public schools.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2017, Source: The Huffington Post

Funded by conservative foundations devoted to privatization, this program is the definition of paid propaganda.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2017, Source:

"Defend Your Child. Defend Learning. Opt Out."

Posted on: Feb 7, 2017, Source:

Her nomination turned countless Americans into political activists.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2016, Source:

Don’t let the charter industry intimidate him.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2016, Source: Huffington Post

"Here is my advice to you: Please join the fight to preserve and strengthen public schools."

Posted on: Jul 21, 2016, Source: Basic Books

The billionaire-backed privatization movement is stealthily advancing an undemocratic agenda, cloaked in deceptive rhetoric, that the public is not aware of and does not understand.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2016, Source: The Huffington Post

The most powerful tool parents have to stop this madness is to refuse to allow their children to take the tests.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2016, Source: Huffington Post

The tests today are pointless and meaningless.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2016, Source:

With privatization, the corporate education industry is threatening public schools.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Test scores have been an embarrassment to the Obama and Bush administrations.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2015, Source:

A well-funded, professionally orchestrated demonstration of support for privatization.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2014, Source:

Using Eva Moskowitz's charter chain as a model for public education is a huge mistake, says Ravitch.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2014, Source:

It's time to prepare to elect a president in 2016 who supports public schools.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2014, Source:

The revelation that education policy was shaped by one unelected, wealthy man is ample reason for congressional hearings

Posted on: May 20, 2014, Source:

Tired of the disrespect Chicago's mayor has shown teachers and administrators, one principal has had enough.

Posted on: May 9, 2014, Source:

A poorly argued article repeats Common Core myths, but Ravitch sets the record straight.

Posted on: May 2, 2014, Source: Huffington Post

No one cared until the popular comedian tweeted that his daughter now hates math.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2014, Source:

He gave the charter lobby almost everything they wanted, but they're reacting as if he gave them nothing at all.