Author Diane Ravitch to Speak Dec. 1 at BC Law School

Diane Ravitch

Citizens for Public Schools is proud to welcome Diane Ravitch, author of the heralded book The Death and Life of the Great American School System, to the Boston area on Wednesday, December 1, to share her trenchant analysis of how our political leaders are pushing an education reform agenda that is wrong.  Ravitch will speak on “Taking Back School Reform: What kind of reform do we want and how are we going to get it?”

As a former Assistant Secretary of Education in the administration of George H. W. Bush, Ravitch once embraced charter schools and high stakes testing, but became convinced by the evidence that they are not the solution and are in fact part of the problem. “Why give away public schools to the private sector?” Ravitch writes. “The private sector does not get better results on average than the public sector, not (according to NAEP) for black students or Hispanic students or urban students or low-income students. But even if it did, we should be wary of undermining one of the bedrock agencies of our democracy.” Now CPS and the Boston College Lynch School of Education bring her to Boston College Law School to share her ideas about sense and nonsense in education reform. 

The talk will begin at 7:30 P.M. at the Boston College Law School Campus, East Wing, Room 115A, 885 Centre Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02459.


Refreshments will be served. For more information, click here. For directions to the BC Law School campus, click here.