Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Ravitch in Park Slope Tues Night, Draws Crowds Nationwide - and Matt Damon

There's been lots of commentary about the tide turning against ed deform (A Comment from Western New York: Yes, the Tide Is Turning) and (Common Core Tests in NY Spur Opt Out Movement) -- but the large crowds showing up on the Diane Ravitch "Reign of Error" book tour must be making ed deformers shudder. Find details of the tour on the Ravitch blog:  My Trip to the West Coast…and Back.

Note her appearance  tonight - Tuesday (Oct. 8),. (I'm hoping to be there to tape.)


Join Diane Ravitch, NYU professor and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, for a hard-hitting look at the perilous state of America's public school system in her newest book, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools. Called a "whistleblower extraordinaire" by the Wall Street Journal, Ravitch's many books include The Death and Life of the Great American School System. In conversation with New Yorker writer David Denby. 

And here are some notes from the tour.

“I’m very honored to have the opportunity to introduce Diane tonight, She’s somebody that I have admired for a very long time. She’s an amazing person. She’s America’s foremost historian in the areas of education policy, she’s a champion of public education, she’s a courageous speaker and she’s a truth-teller.”  Matt Damon 10/2/13


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