How I Fell Victim for an Educational Fad

I just came to realize that what we got involved in and what I had been supporting was turning education into a desiccated, data-driven, anti-human activity and this would not encourage the love of learning. 

I went through a period after I served in the Bush administration of being very involved in some very conservative think tanks where I shared their enthusiasm for testing, for accountability, for choice.  

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We Need Doubt and Skepticism More Than Ever

It’s a fact of life that we are surrounded by points of view and by propaganda that is heavily messaged and it’s meant to persuade us of something. 

I think that doubt and skepticism are crucial in the age we live in, and I think they’re, in some ways, even more crucial today than they have ever been, because we live in a world of mass communications.  

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Politics & Current Affairs

Educational historian Diane Ravitch explains why NCLB has failed, and what we can do about it.

Politics & Current Affairs

Educational historian Diane Ravitch on child development, in school and out.