Diane Ravitch speaks to Times Free Press editorial board members during a meeting at the Public Education Foundation offices. Ravitch is widely known as a teacher advocate who views standardized testing and "privatization" through charter and virtual schools as some of today's biggest threats to public education.
Diane Ravitch speaks to Times Free Press editorial board members during a meeting at the Public Education Foundation offices. Ravitch is widely known as a teacher advocate who views standardized testing and "privatization" through charter and virtual schools as some of today's biggest threats to public education.
Photo by Patrick Smith /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
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