Fri. Apr 19th, 2024
The Death and Life of the Great American School System

UNC Charlotte and the College of Education hosted former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education and author Diane Ravitch for "The Death and Life of the Great American School System."

Diane Ravitch is a research professor of education at New York University and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.

A prolific writer who has published more than 500 articles and reviews for scholarly and popular publications on the subject, Ravitch is internationally acclaimed for her expertise on past and present education.

Her most recent book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, makes the case that public education today is in peril. Drawing on her more than 40 years of research and experience, Ravitch critiques today's most popular ideas for restructuring schools, including privatization, standardized testing, punitive accountability, and the multiplication of charter schools, and offers a clear prescription for improving American public schools.

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