The Paradox of Education Reform Today
Diane Ravitch, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education; Research Professor of Education, New York University; Author, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education
With the U.S. continuing to fall behind in reading, math and science, what can be done to save our schools? Are charter schools the answer? And what role do teacher unions play? An original supporter of the No Child Left Behind Act, Ravitch now believes the act’s emphasis on “measuring and punishing” has been counter-productive. She will discuss the challenges and limitations of our current education system and outlines the fundamental changes needed to get schools and – more important, our children – back on track.
Location: California Mission Room, Benson Memorial Center, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real
Time: 5 p.m. program
Also know: In association with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics