Ravitch: Interesting that top-performing and most equitable nations in world do not have vouchers or charters. Fuller: I don't live in other nations I live here & I believe we need choice for poor families. If this is Diane u used to believe it too. Exchange between Diane Ravitch and Howard Fuller, via Whitney Tilson. See full Tilson clip below. Fuller: Diane, how long has the traditional system been failing kids? Would u suggest it is now time to end it? Ravitch: All kids regardless of race, income, etc should get a good education but poverty is a huge burden for children.
I wasn’t able to record all of Diane Ravitch’s speech at the NEA Representative Assembly, and NEA itself posted an edited version. I do have an extended excerpt of her remarks about charter schools. Bandwidth problems in New Orleans... Read Post
Here's a pretty heated email Sandy Kress sent out this morning about the East Palo Alto charter school whose charter school was denied an extension, and standards recanter Diane Ravitch: "Linda Darling Hammond and Diane Ravitch have... Read Post
"Vouchers have made the world safe for charters. And the moment that vouchers really do stall, the enemies of school choice will redirect their fire at charters, strangling them with regulation and repealing charter gains."Jaye Gree... Read Post