Please note new date and location!
April 18, 2018 | 7 p.m. | Schneider Hall, Room 2000, WMU
This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or registration required.
Free parking in Parking Lot #72R near Schneider Hall
"Education Reform and the Promise of Public Education"
Diane Ravitch provides solutions. In her books, Ravitch provides a clear plan for how to preserve and improve
our public schools. Her New York Times bestseller, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement
and the Danger to America’s Public Schools begins where her previous book, The Death and Life of the Great
American School System left off. Ravitch continues to show that the crisis in American education is not the
result of a crisis of academic achievement, but a result of the destruction of public schools. In a chapter-bychapter
breakdown, Ravitch teaches what is working in U.S. education and how policy makers are failing to
address the root cause of educational failure. Finally, Ravitch shows readers how it can, in fact, be fixed.
Diane Ravitch is the champion for public schools across the country. Drawing on over 40 years of
research and experience, Ravitch is the nation’s leading advocate for public education. Her years of
experience working in the government shaped her approach to education, and give her a unique and
powerful perspective which she brings into all aspects of her work. A prolific writer and a renowned
research professor of education at New York University, Ravitch has published more than 500 articles
and reviews for scholarly and popular publications. Her blog, which has received more than 30 million
page visits since 2012, is one of the primary destinations for American educators.