Ben Wildavsky

Ravitch's Book Stimulates Symposium at New Republic Online

Richard RothsteinRichard RothsteinIf nothing else, The Death and Life of the Great American School System has stimulated the best debate since NCLB entered our lexicon empowering its advocates to silence alternative, and often better informed points of view. The New Republic Online this week includes a lively debate and further consideration of the critique that Ravitch propounds. Richard Rothstein offers his perspective on the Ravitch critique, pointing out that the facts haven't really changed so much as several of the former proponents of the NCLB approach having focused on them. Ravitch is one among several to have changed their mind about charter schools and test-based accountability.

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