Video of Diane Ravitch Speech to the California Association of School Boards

I wrote about this speech several days ago at A Wake-Up Call Re California Public Schools! which contains the prepared text of the speech.  Now the video has been posted at her blog.

Dr. Ravitch, a former Assistant Secretary of Education in the first Bush administration and a professor of education history at New York University , presents a powerful indictment of the forces arraigned against public education, portraying an attack on our democracy, and reveals shocking information about the misuse of public funds by charter schools in California.

Every taxpayer in the state should watch this speech!




Author: David Kristofferson

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One thought on “Video of Diane Ravitch Speech to the California Association of School Boards”

  1. Approximately the same time that this video was posted, the CA Assembly voted down AB 1478 which would have subjected charter schools to state open meeting laws to increase transparency. Our representative Mullin voted in favor. The Yes votes slightly outnumbered the No votes but there were a large number of abstentions which is a way to vote no without actually doing so!


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