- About Diane Ravitch
Diane Ravitch is research professor of education at New York
University and an education historian.
From 1991 to 1993, she was Assistant Secretary of Education and
Counselor to Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander in the
administration of President George H.W. Bush. As Assistant
Secretary, she led the federal effort to promote the creation of
voluntary state and national academic standards.
From 1997 to 2004, she was a member of the National Assessment
Governing Board, which oversees the National Assessment of
Educational Progress, the federal testing program.
She has written 10 books on education since 1974 and more than
- Hear her speak
An Evening with Diane Ravitch will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday
at the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sacramento. Also
speaking is Linda Darling-Hammond, a Stanford professor and
educational researcher. TIckets are $5. For tickets, contact the
Lodi Teachers Association at 209-477-2425 or the Lodi Unified
School District office.
Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 7:58 am, Thu Jan 19, 2012.
Diane Ravitch believes public school teachers are getting bashed
for problems beyond their control. She's strongly critical of
standardized testing, which she says is corroding public education,
not building it.
She is an author, professor, and former Assistant Secretary of
Education who is speaking in Sacramento Friday to the Coalition to
Save Public Education. Many local teachers plan to attend her
Thursday, January 19, 2012 12:00 am.
Updated: 7:58 am.