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Diane Ravitch

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historian

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Diane Silvers Ravitch is a historian of education, an educational policy analyst, and a research professor at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Previously, she was a U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education.
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Making the Grades
My Misadventures in the Standardized Testing Industry
Todd Farley - Feb 01, 2011 (first published in 2009)
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The No Child Left Behind Act uses the phrase scientifically-based research more than 100 times when discussing standardized testing, but Making the Grades raises serious questions about the validity of many large-scale assessments simply by describing one man's career in the industry. This first-hand account of life in the testing business is alter...
Diane Ravitch
Mar 04, 2021
@taylorgrayson Read Todd Farley’s “Making the Grades,” an expose of the testing industry. Great book!      source
Overturning Brown
The Segregationist Legacy of the Modern School Choice Movement
Steve Suitts - Feb 04, 2020
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School choice, widely touted as a system that would ensure underprivileged youth have an equal opportunity in education, has grown in popularity in the past fifteen years. The strategies and rhetoric of school choice, however, resemble those of segregationists who closed public schools and funded private institutions to block African American stude...
Diane Ravitch
Dec 14, 2020
@lyndseyfifield @JenVanderputten @Josephcarltonb1 @Bethany11588401 @1in5advocacy @ProfessorJVH @ECEPolicyWorks @Network4pubEd @BernieSanders @JoeBiden @carolburris @AnthonyCody @MotherCrusader @denisha_jones @brothajitu @BadassTeachersA @michaelmatsuda @moms4FAPE @charteralliance @DeAngelisCorey @matthewnielsen @matthewladner @Tommy_USA @NC4SchoolChoice @Mr_Ankrum @NationalParents @AtlantaThrive @memphis_lift Read Steve Suitts’ excellent book “Overturning Brown” about white resistance to Brown decision. Nearly one million white students enrolled in private schools with public funding to avoid desegregation.      source