Diana Ravitch speaks at the Hoover Institution on issues about mayoral control theory and states opinions on the American public school system.
This event was part of the Hoover Institution's Spring Retreat 2007.
Diane Ravitch is a research professor of education at New York University and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. She has written ten books including her most recent, The Death and Life of the Great American School System. She was US assistant secretary of education and counselor to the secretary of education during part of the George H. W. Bush administration. She was appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board by the Clinton administration's secretary of education. For ten years, she held the Brown Chair in Education Studies at the Brookings Institution and edited Brookings Papers on Education Policy. Before entering government service, she was a professor of history and education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Ravitch is a former Guggenheim Fellow. Her writing has appeared in many newspapers and magazines, and she blogs for Education Week, Politico, and The Huffington Post.