Ravitch Speaks Out Against Corporate Education Reform

The Los Angeles Times (10/6, Blume) reports on an appearance by former Assistant Secretary Diane Ravitch in Los Angeles to protest “corporate-style school reform, which emphasizes competition and accountability and is promulgated by many state governments and the US Department of Education.” The piece describes the events at which Ravitch spoke, describing her as “widely seen as a leading spokeswoman for a movement that calls for collaborative school reform, which emphasizes social services for families and anti-poverty economic policies.”