Ravitch, Diane

Ravitch, Diane (b. Silvers)

(1938–  ) educator, historian; born in Houston, Texas. An educational historian at Teachers College, Columbia (1975), she was appointed Assistant Secretary of Education (1991). She helped define the neoconservative agenda for school reform in such works as The Troubled Crusade (1983), The Schools We Deserve (1985), and What Do Our Seventeen-Year-Olds Know? (coauthored, 1987).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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RAVITCH, Diane. EdSpeak: A Glossary of Education Terms, Phrases, Buzzwords, and Jargon.
RAVITCH, Diane. The language police; how pressure groups restrict what students learn.