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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.

Guest List

Sheryl McCarthy Newsday

Dr. Diane Ravitch Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

  • Miri Song
  • Monday, December 18 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, December 23 - 8:00pm
  • Monday, December 25 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Reniqua Allen, Journalist.
  • Monday, December 25 - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 27 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, December 30 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, December 31 - 9:30am
  • Monday, January 1 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, January 6 - 8:00pm
  • Monday, January 8 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Ligia Guallpa, Co-Executive Director, Worker's Justice Project
  • Monday, January 8 - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, January 10 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, January 13 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, January 14 - 9:30am
  • Monday, January 15 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Miri Song
  • Monday, December 11 - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 13 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, December 16 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, December 17 - 9:30am
  • Laura Shapiro, Author, What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women & The Food That Tells Their Stories.
  • Monday, November 27 - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 29 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, December 2 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, December 3 - 9:30am
  • Monday, December 4 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, December 9 - 8:00pm
  • Monday, December 11 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Brittani Sensabaugh
  • Saturday, November 18 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, November 19 - 9:30am
  • Monday, November 20 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, November 25 - 8:00pm
  • Monday, November 27 - 8:00am, 2:00pm