February 16, 2024 1:05 pm

Diane Ravitch: a serious scholar for our voucher debate

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By Mark Harmon

Her 2010 book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, became a bestseller; it details her shift away from conservative policies and her embrace of our societal commitment to public schools.  Her follow-up books were 2014’s Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools and Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s Public Schools, 2020. Our state legislators would do well to read them, and for recent and bite-sized material, I recommend Ravitch’s blog (dianeravitch.net). 

You can read Mark Harmon’s piece in the Tennessee Lookout here.