All Articles on Diane Ravitch

Legislators are easy to buy in a poor state. The Waltons own quite a few. (Photo: OUR Walmart) Views
The Walton Family Plot to Privatize the Public Schools of Arkansas
Have they no shame?
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How NYT Reporter Sydney Ember Uses Corporate Sources to Attack Bernie Sanders
Ember is supposed to write reported articles, not op-eds, but she consistently paints a negative picture of Sanders temperament, history, policies and/or political prospects
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The Curious Case of Elizabeth Warren and the "Charter School Lobbyist" Who Wasn't
How internet insinuation can quickly become campaign fact
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Milwaukee public school teachers, parents, students and supporters stage a picket line in Milwaukee on April 24, 2018. Views
Why Democratic Presidential Candidates May Have to Choose Between Teacher Pay Raises and Charter Schools
"The problem with charter schools isn't that they're competing with public schools; it's that they're supplanting public schools."
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The pain inflicted from charter school fraud and malfeasance goes beyond money. (Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Views
Things Didn’t Go Well When Betsy DeVos Was Confronted With Her Department’s Charter School Fraud
One billion awarded by the federal government’s Charter Schools Program (CSP) went to charter schools that never opened or opened for only brief periods
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Betsy DeVos at CPAC in 2017 Views
Florida: The Graveyard of American Public Education
Remember that Betsy DeVos points to Florida as a model.
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As much as I want a raise, I’m doubtful Harris’ plan would actually accomplish much other than selling my soul to the testocracy.(Photo: Steven Singer) Views
Sell Your Soul to the Testocracy: Kamala Harris’s Faustian Teacher Raises
Any plan to raise teacher salary that is consistent with increased privatization is inherently suspect
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The education insurgency was more than even getting candidates elected. It was also about changes in policy. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
What Happened to 2018 As The Year of the Teacher?
I don’t care what corporate journalists are being forced to report by their billionaire owners. These accomplishments should not be minimized.
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What It Means That Hillary Clinton Might Run for President in 2020
The only way to overcome the corporatism that ultimately delivered the nation to Donald Trump, is for social movements to fight more resolutely and effectively for progressive change, including in the Democratic Party
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Does she have a guilty conscience about removing protection from transgender students, indebted college students, and sexual assault victims? (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr/cc) Views
Cost to Protect Betsy DeVos: $20 Million
Of course, she is very special. She is a billionaire
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