Ravitch to speak at Boston College

Citizens for Public Schools and the Boston College Lynch School of Education have invited Diane Ravitch to Boston College Law School, December 1, to share her ideas about sense and nonsense in education reform. 

Dr. Ravitch, who is Research Professor of Education at New York University and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, served as an Assistant Secretary of Education in the administration of President George H. W. Bush. At one time a supporter of market-like incentives to improve the quality of America’s education system, she has recently emerged as one of the leading critics of high stakes testing and data-driven accountability systems for evaluating teachers. She is the author of the recent book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System (Copies of her book will be available for sale at the lecture).

In July, Ravitch was named NEA Friend of Education.

This lecture, Taking Back School Reform: What kind of reform do we want and how are going to get it?, promises to be lively, informative, and thought-provoking as well as timely, given the great ferment in public education locally and beyond.

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.
To register go to  http://www.citizensforpublicschools.org.