On Tuesday, October 19, at 4pm EDT/ 1pm PST (Convert To Your Local Time Here), members of the EDU PLN Ning and participants of #Edchat joined Diane Ravitch in a live conversation about education transformation. Diane Ravitch agreed to take questions from members of the Ning. Tom Whitby, Shelly Terrell
, and Kyle Pace
moderated the 1 hour Elluminate session.
(Image from Dianeravitch.com)
In case you missed the discussion:
Watch the edited 45min video, http://www.vimeo.com/16058506
Watch the live recording, https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2010-10-19.1320.D.4C3548A84E...
Read the transcript from Twitter, http://edupln.ning.com/forum/attachment/download?id=4241570%3AUploa...
Read the Elluminate Chat, http://edupln.ning.com/forum/attachment/download?id=4241570%3AUploa...
More about Diane: Diane Ravitch
, who recently wrote the article in The Daily Beast, Education Crisis: Testing and Firing Teachers Doesn’t Work
, is a Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian of education. In addition, she is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.
She shares a blog called Bridging Differences
with Deborah Meier, hosted by Education Week. Her articles have appeared in many newspapers and magazines.
From 1991 to 1993, she was Assistant Secretary of Education and Counselor to Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander in the administration of President George H.W. Bush. She was responsible for the Office of Educational Research and Improvement in the U.S. Department of Education. As Assistant Secretary, she led the federal effort to promote the creation of voluntary state and national academic standards.
From 1997 to 2004, she was a member of the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the federal testing program. She was appointed by the Clinton administration’s Secretary of Education Richard Riley in 1997 and reappointed by him in 2001. From 1995 until 2005, 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 Adjunct Professor of History and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
She is the author of:
- The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education (2010)
- Edspeak: A Glossary of Education Terms, Phrases, Buzzwords, and Jargon (2007)
- The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn (2003)
- Left Back: A Century of Battles Over School Reform (2000)
- National Standards in American Education: A Citizen’s Guide (1995)
- What Do Our 17-Year-Olds Know? (with Chester Finn, Jr.) 
- The Schools We Deserve (1985)
- The Troubled Crusade: American Education, 1945–1980 (1983)
- The Revisionists Revised (1978)
- The Great School Wars: New York City, 1805–1973 (1974)
You can follow her on Twitter, http://twitter.com/dianeravitch