Once an avid and vocal supporter of No Child Left Behind and the Charter Movement, Diane Ravitch has changed her mind.
Diane Ravitch, an education historian, was once an avid and vocal supporter of No Child Left Behind and the Charter Movement. But she has changed her mind. Last month the current Research Professor of Education at New York University released a condemnation of the very positions she once promoted. Ravitch appeared on All In to discuss her New York Times bestseller “Reign Of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools.”
“The schools are not doing well because our society is not doing well,” said Ravitch of the state of education in America. ”And the biggest problem we have is poverty.”
Ravitch attributed the achievement gap to class. “The poor kids are at the bottom rich kids are at the top.”
But she did offer a resolution: “What does work: reducing class size and early childhood education.”