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

Retired Ph.D. scientist, teacher (after retiring from industry, taught in private and public high schools and then worked a decade in my own private tutoring business), bioinformatician (managed both the NIH-funded GenBank National Nucleic Acid Sequence Databank and the BIONET National Computer Resource for Molecular Biology), IT director at Eos and Raven Biotechnologies, software product manager, AAAS Fellow, avid cyclist, and backpacker!

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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