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    • The Death and Life of the Great American School System

    • How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education
    • By: Diane Ravitch
    • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this best-selling expose of national policy gone wrong, America's foremost historian of education, Diane Ravitch, renounces her support for reform policies implemented over the past decade that she says are wrecking America's cherished tradition of public education.

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    • Good content excellent narrator

    • By NYNM on 05-14-12

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    • Reign of Error

    • The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools
    • By: Diane Ravitch
    • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Diane Ravitch, America's foremost historian of education, says that public education in the United States is one of the pillars of our democratic society. In this eloquent book, she explains that our public schools have been wrongly criticized for low achievement, when federal data show that test scores and graduation rates are at their highest point in history - for black students, Hispanic students, white students, and Asian students - and dropout rates are at their lowest point in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Persuasive critique of school reform movement

    • By Robert on 05-15-15
    • The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools
    • By: Diane Ravitch
    • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 10-17-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 137 ratings

    Regular price: $23.08

    • Charter Schools Are Making Our Public Schools Worse

    • By: Diane Ravitch
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1988, teachers union leader Albert Shanker had an idea: What if teachers were allowed to create a school within a school, where they could develop innovative ways to teach dropouts and unmotivated students? The teachers would get the permission of their colleagues and the local school board to open their school, which would be an R&D lab for the regular public school. These experimental schools, he said, would be called “charter schools.

    ”"Charter Schools Are Making Our Public Schools Worse" is from the June 22, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Diane Ravitch and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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