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This edition: Diane Ravitch, author, "The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education"

Episode Details

Original tape date: March 24, 2010.

Sheryl welcomes the educator and writer Diane Ravitch in this episode. For years, Professor Ravitch was well known as a conservative champion of the federal “No Child Left Behind” initiative and other educational testing initiatives. But she's come to think differently about what and how we teach children. Her latest book, “The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education” has just been published by Basic Books.

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Sheryl McCarthy Newsday

Dr. Diane Ravitch Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

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