Diane Ravitch, writing about Mayor Adrian Fenty's loss, says: "Journalists attributed Fenty’s loss to the power of the teachers’ union, but such an explanation implies that black voters, even in the privacy of the voting booth, lack the capacity to make an informed choice. When the Tea Party wins a race, journalists don’t write about who controlled their vote, but about a voter revolt; they acknowledge that those who turned out to vote had made a conscious decision."
By 01:30 PM ET, 09/23/2010 |
democrats for education reform,
gray rhee summit,
A hearing held in New York City this week about sounded more like a brawl than the information-gathering session it was intended to be. Read some of the testimony given by education historian Diane Ravitch, which was received by charter advocates as heresy.
By 08:00 AM ET, 04/24/2010 |
Death and Life of the Great American School System,
Ravitch and book,
bill perkins and charters,
charter schools and hearing,
new york city charter schools