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    Book Discussion on Reign of Error

    Diane Ravitch talked about her book, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools, in which she argues that the education crisis…

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    After Words with Steven Brill

    The founder of The American Lawyer magazine and Court TV tells the story of a coalition of unlikely allies in the fight to change a school system that many parents believe is failing the…

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    After Words with Diane Ravitch

    A former assistant secretary of education and Brookings Institution fellow analyzes what she calls the death of the American school system through too much testing.  She spoke with…

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    Book Discussion on Tough Liberal

    Richard Kahlenberg talked about his book Tough Liberal: Albert Shanker and the Battles Over Schools, Unions, Race, and Democracy, published by Columbia University Press. The book is…

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    Challenges for Public Education

    Former Assistant Secretary for Education Diane Ravitch spoke on the history of public education. Among the issues she addressed were expanding opportunities for student participation…

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    Politics of Textbook Adoption

    Panelists discussed state textbook adoption policies. Among the topics addressed were censorship, the influence of pressure groups in textbook selection, the quality of currently…

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    Book Discussion on The Language Police

    Professor Ravitch talked about her book The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn, published by Knopf. She described the censorship of books that interest…

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    Book Discussion on Left Back

    Ms. Ravitch discusses her book Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms, published by Simon and Schuster. The book is a history of American education reforms in this century,…

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    Book Discussion on Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms

    Panelists discussed Ms. Ravitch’s new book Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reform. The author asserts that the efforts to improve America’s schools have been foiled…

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    The Urban Education Crisis

    Panelists discussed charter schools and other proposals to improve education opportunities. They addressed issues concerning the urban education crisis and took audience questions.

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    U.S. Math and Science Test Scores

    Several coordinators of the Third International Math and Science discussed the significance of the results of the study for U.S. education policy. They explained the methodology of the…

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    Education Standards

    Committee members heard testimony on what role the federal government should play in creating educational standards. Last year, Congress approved the Clinton administration’s…

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    Annual Back to School Forecast

    Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander and other education officials discussed the state of American education in an annual news briefing by the Department of Education. The speakers…

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    Telecommunications Technologies in Education

    The committee met to discuss telecommunications technologies and how they could be used to improve education in America. The witnesses testified on information about technological…

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    The Bush Agenda: Education Policy

    Ms. Ravitch discussed the president’s education record and policy. She commented on the national America 2000 program and other programs.

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    1992 Education Survey

    The Department of Education released its annual report on how well Americans are doing in the classroom. Ms. Griffith, Ms. Ravitch, and Mr. Alsalam briefed reporters on…

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    Federal Education Policy

    The Brookings Institution sponsored a forum on federal education policy entitled, “A Report Card on America.” The guest speaker at the forum, Diane Ravitch, Assistant Secretary…

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    First Step: Education Goals

    The Department of Education briefed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on education goals during the America 2000 Community Leadership Conference. The first session, entitled “Taking…

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