Stories by Diane Ravitch

Diane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian of education. subscribe to Diane Ravitch's feed

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.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2013, Source:

De Blasio has an opportunity to undo much of the disaster wrought by the Bloomberg administration. Here's how he can do it.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2013, Source: Los Angeles Times

The campaign to "reform" schools by giving public money to private corporations is a distraction from our system's real problems: poverty and racial segregation.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2012, Source:

Amid the violence in Newtown, teachers stepped forward to protect their students -- at any cost.

Posted on: May 3, 2012, Source: Bridging Differences

The now embattled organization has been working to destroy public ed for the past forty years. Here's what you need to know about how they're doing it.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The governor of Louisiana is on a mission to dismantle public education. A former Assistant Secretary of Education explains why this spells disaster -- for our nation as a whole.