Ravitch presents her new book, Reign of Error, as “an overture to dialogue with opponents, but her subtitle suggests otherwise: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools,” writes Mosle...Read my post, then Joanne's, and you'll note that Ravitch can only play one chord, and that chord is anger. You want logic? You want reason? You want common ground? You won't find any of those with Ravitch.
Her tour of the research is littered with bumper-sticker slogans—she indicts, for example, the “Walmartization of American education”—likely to put off the unconverted. The book reads like a campaign manual against “corporate reformers.”
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Diane Ravitch--Sound-byte, Red-meat Politics Without Logic
A year and a half ago I wrote about my evening listening to keynote speaker Diane Ravitch here in Sacramento. Joanne has a new post up about Ravitch, whose modus operandi hasn't changed at all: