Thursday, March 3, 2011

Diane Ravitch is on The Daily Show Tonight

So there's a major battle going on in the state of Wisconsin over massive state budget cuts affecting public workers (teachers, firefighters, police, etc.).

Diane Ravitch wrote this piece a while ago summarizing why teachers in particular are outraged. The article summarizes the situation quite well.

In case you may not know, Diane Ravitch, is a Research Professor of Education at New York University and has written several books about education. She's going to be on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart tonight to discuss her latest book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education. I really want to read this book.
Note: I accept late birthday presents.
I highly recommend you catch this segment if you're even slightly interested in how the current education system in the United States fails its students and how this situation might possibly be remedied. I'll be watching it for sure.

3 comments:

Mr. T said...

It's a good book!

Anonymous said...

I would like to have this blown up on a poster somewhere:
"Right-to-work states do not have higher scores than states with strong unions. Actually, the states with the highest performance on national tests are Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Vermont, and New Hampshire, where teachers belong to unions that bargain collectively for their members."

Thanks for posting this!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! You will be in our prayers and thoughts!


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