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  • The Education of Ted Mitchell

    The Education of Ted Mitchell

    • February 27, 2014

    The nomination of Californian Ted Mitchell to the number two position at the U.S. Department of Education is the latest indication that proponents of school privatization are continuing to gain influence over the Obama administration’s education policy. “He represents the quintessence of the privatization movement,” Diane Ravitch, an education historian and former Assistant Secretary of

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  • Diane Ravitch: Privatized Education Reform Is a Hoax

    Diane Ravitch: Privatized Education Reform Is a Hoax

    • October 2, 2013

    “Sometimes it seems that eliminating public education itself is the goal of this reform era,” Diane Ravitch told a cheering crowd of public school teachers and education activists who had packed Occidental College’s Thorne Hall Tuesday night. The audience had come to hear the 75-year-old scholar, author and former Assistant Secretary of Education drive home

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  • Diane Ravitch Speaks at Two Southland Colleges

    Diane Ravitch Speaks at Two Southland Colleges

    • October 1, 2013

    Currently a Research Professor of Education at New York University, Diane Ravitch served as the Assistant Secretary of Education in the George H.W. Bush administration and later worked for Bill Clinton’s White House.  A tireless critic of the public school testing standards she once endorsed, the 75-year-old Ravitch remains a clear voice against the stampede

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