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    A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door

    Journalist Jennifer Berkshire and education historian Jack Schneider argued that the political right is trying to dismantle public education. This virtual event was hosted by Town Hall…

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    Slaying Goliath

    Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education in the George H.W. Bush administration Diane Ravitch made the argument for why she believes public education should not be privatized.

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    More than a Score

    Jesse Hagopian, editor of More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing and history teacher at Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington, talked about the growing…

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    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 in the U.S.…

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    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, in which…

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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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    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 about…

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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 in…

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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 published…

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    The Language Police

    Professor Diane 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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    Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms

    Panelists talked about author Diane 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 by…

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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 Education…

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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 Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications met to discuss telecommunications technologies and how they could be used to improve education in America. The…

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    The Bush Agenda: Education Policy

    Assistant Secretary of Education Diane 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. Jeanne Griffith, Diane Ravitch, and Nabeel Alsalam briefed reporters on the 1992…

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    Federal Education Policy

    The Brookings Institution sponsored a forum on federal education policy entitled, “A Report Card on America.”

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