Diane Ravitch

(Diane Silvers Ravitch)

Diane Ravitch
Diane Ravitch
  • Born: July 1, 1938
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Historian

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Diane Silvers Ravitch is a historian of education, an educational policy analyst, and a research professor at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Previously, she was a U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education. Ravitch writes for the New York Review of Books.

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The greatest obstacle to those who hope to reform American education is complacency. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Hope
American education has been littered with failed fads and foolish ideas for the past century. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
The person who knows "how" will always have a job. The person who knows "why" will always be his boss Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Society continues to pay the bill for the school segregation that was a part of our history. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Education is the foundation of social progress and economic development. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Educational progressivism was in some sense a reflection of a very basic national ethos of anti-intellectualism that had been part of the frontier tradition. Book-learning was scorned, and doing useful things was what average folks really admired. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Federal, state and municipal policies have isolated many children, especially in urban districts, into schools that are segregated by race, class and income. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
More than any other institution in American life, the public schools have broken down the barriers of class, race, religion, gender, ethnicity, language and disability status that separate people. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Those who start life with the fewest advantages need the smallest classes. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Teachers should write their own tests and use standardized tests only for diagnostic purposes. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
We know what works. What works are the very opportunities that advantaged families provide for their children. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
If my child were in a school where he was not learning, I would not wait for a gathering of social scientists to tell me whether it was okay for me to send him to another school. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Social Sciences