The Nation magazine has a short and sweet interview of Diane Ravitch seen here. Ravitch is the former Assistant Secretary of Education for George Bush, Sr. and former supporter of high stakes testing and No Child Left Behind. Since her tenure in office she has been one of the most outspoken persons against these educational policies including the policies of current Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan.
[If you’ve been reading my posts often then I’m sure you’re tired of me posting about who she is. Sorry].
I posted a lecture series from Bliptv before that featured Ravitch speaking at NYU. Although, her brief lecture was good it was hard to remember anything she said after being followed up by Lois Weiner (Professor in the College of Education at New Jersey City University) who absolutely killed it!
Ravitch gets much better screen time in this interview and the interviewer conducts a responsible interview.
Check it out.