Diane Ravitch

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    JLF mentioned in new anti-choice book

    In “Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s Public Schools,” Diane Ravitch calls the John Locke Foundation (and other free-market groups) “disrupters.”  That is flattering.  We are disrupters of the status quo that she champions. (By the way,…
    Terry Stoops, January 21, 2020
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    McCrory must be doing something right

    Diane Ravitch disapproves of Governor McCrory’s new education advisor, Eric Guckian.  (The left uses the word “unenthusiastic” to describe her take on Guckian.)  Apparently, Ravitch can discern the quality of an appointee using the information contained in a single press release.
    Terry Stoops, May 14, 2013
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    Ravitch urges visit from Arne Duncan, President Obama

    Diane Ravitch doesn’t like much of the education legislation proposed by members of the NC General Assembly.  She doesn’t like it at all.  In a recent blog post, she pleads, “Will Secretary [of Education Arne] Duncan or President Obama hurry to North Carolina and urge the legislators to stop…
    Terry Stoops, April 18, 2013
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    Shameless Diane Ravitch: Newtown teachers belonged to a union, had tenure

    Education pundit Diane Ravitch does her best to exploit the Newtown shootings to advance her own political agenda.  And, no, we are not talking about a gun control agenda.  In a blog post, Ravitch writes, Every one of the [Sandy Hook] teachers was a career educator. Every one was…
    Terry Stoops, December 18, 2012