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Reconsidering My Views

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I hope we are not disappointing our readers by agreeing more than we disagree...

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Lacking a major diversity in ideas

with Milton Friedmanvia Collegiate Times (VTech)
Monday, September 10, 2007

In the months after April 16, campuses across the country began scrambling to create programs that encourage diversity and ensure that students have an effective way to report discrimination...

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Hillsdale’s Comeback

with Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Monday, September 10, 2007

When Larry Arnn arrived on the campus of Hillsdale College seven years ago as its new president, the school was reeling from scandal and its future was uncertain...

Analysis and Commentary

Courting the Middle Class

by Liam Julianvia National Review Online
Monday, September 10, 2007

Lowering interest rates won’t help send poor kids to college...

In the News

Ravitch Lambasts City's Education System

with Diane Ravitchvia Gotham Gazette
Friday, September 7, 2007

Education historian Diane Ravitch was a guest on Brian Lehrer’s show on WNYC this week, where she calls the Education Department’s initiative to empower principals another part of the “overall scheme to dismantle the public education system” by “sitting each of the schools on their own bottom..."

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No CEO Left Behind: A Teacher's Fantasy

with Diane Ravitchvia Huffington Post
Thursday, September 6, 2007

For children across the country, its back to school this week, and many of them will be attending schools in systems run by corporate executives...

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Back to School with Trepidation

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Dear Deb, Yup, back-to-school time...

Analysis and Commentary

Our Compassless Colleges

by Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

At universities and colleges throughout the land, undergraduates and their parents pay large sums of money for -- and federal and state governments contribute sizeable tax exemptions to support -- "liberal" education...

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No Child Left Behind: What Would Al Say?

with Diane Ravitch, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Albert Shanker, the legendary president of the American Federation of Teachers, was a founding father of the modern movement for standards-based education reform in the United States...

In the News

Experts: English and math test results should be verified

with Diane Ravitchvia Daily News
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Education watchdogs called for an independent audit of standardized state exams yesterday as Mayor Bloomberg and Gov. Spitzer acknowledged the tests are not always consistent from year to year...

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