1,993Sep 17, 2013
Book Discussion on Reign of Error
Diane Ravitch talked about her book, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools, in which she argues that the education crisis in ...
5,107Aug 1, 2011
After Words with Steven Brill
The founder of The American Lawyer magazine and Court TV tells the story of a coalition of unlikely allies in the fight to change a school system that many parents believe is failing the ...
2,900Mar 10, 2010
After Words with Diane Ravitch
A former assistant secretary of education and Brookings Institution fellow analyzes what she calls the death of the American school system through too much testing. She spoke with ...
131Nov 27, 2007
Book Discussion on Tough Liberal
Richard Kahlenberg talked about his book Tough Liberal: Albert Shanker and the Battles Over Schools, Unions, Race, and Democracy, published by Columbia University Press. The book is ...
138Nov 12, 2006
Challenges for Public Education
Former Assistant Secretary for Education Diane Ravitch spoke on the history of public education. Among the issues she addressed were expanding opportunities for student participation in ...
139Jan 12, 2004
Politics of Textbook Adoption
Panelists discussed state textbook adoption policies. Among the topics addressed were censorship, the influence of pressure groups in textbook selection, the quality of currently published ...
174May 6, 2003
Book Discussion on The Language Police
Professor Ravitch talked about her book The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn, published by Knopf. She described the censorship of books that interest ...
93Sep 11, 2000
Book Discussion on Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms
Panelists discussed Ms. Ravitch’s new book Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reform. The author asserts that the efforts to improve America’s schools have been foiled by ...
1,787Sep 11, 2000
Book Discussion on Left Back
Ms. Ravitch discusses her book Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms, published by Simon and Schuster. The book is a history of American education reforms in this century, ...
99Aug 26, 1998
The Urban Education Crisis
Panelists discussed charter schools and other proposals to improve education opportunities. They addressed issues concerning the urban education crisis and took audience questions.
31Apr 7, 1998
U.S. Math and Science Test Scores
Several coordinators of the Third International Math and Science discussed the significance of the results of the study for U.S. education policy. They explained the methodology of the study in ...
30Mar 22, 1995
Committee members heard testimony on what role the federal government should play in creating educational standards. Last year, Congress approved the Clinton administration’s Education ...
22Sep 2, 1992
Annual Back to School Forecast
Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander and other education officials discussed the state of American education in an annual news briefing by the Department of Education. The speakers discussed ...
16Aug 11, 1992
The Bush Agenda: Education Policy
Ms. Ravitch discussed the president’s education record and policy. She commented on the national America 2000 program and other programs.
62Jul 29, 1992
Telecommunications Technologies in Education
The committee met to discuss telecommunications technologies and how they could be used to improve education in America. The witnesses testified on information about technological advances and ...
22Jul 7, 1992
1992 Education Survey
The Department of Education released its annual report on how well Americans are doing in the classroom. Ms. Griffith, Ms. Ravitch, and Mr. Alsalam briefed reporters on the 1992 ...
27May 12, 1992
Federal Education Policy
The Brookings Institution sponsored a forum on federal education policy entitled, “A Report Card on America.” The guest speaker at the forum, Diane Ravitch, Assistant Secretary of ...
30Jan 14, 1992
First Step: Education Goals
The Department of Education briefed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on education goals during the America 2000 Community Leadership Conference. The first session, entitled “Taking the First ...