Diane Ravitch lectures on Re-Education at CSUMB
- When: Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 7 p.m.
- Where: CSUMB World Theater, Seaside
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Community, Lectures
Research professor of education at New York University, Diane Ravitch visits CSUMB as part of the university's speaker series to lecture about education reform and whether or not it will improve our schools. Using her best-selling book, 'The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education" as a foundation for discussion, she lectures about the critical state of education reform in the United States. Ravitch is a former assistant secretary of education in the administration of President George W. Bush, and a former proponent of the No Child Left Behind Act, yet became disillusioned by the test-score based philosophy and later became one of its most vocal critics. In her recent book, she critiques the punitive uses of accountability to fire teachers and close schools, as well as replacing public schools with charter schools and relying upon super-star teachers. Reservations are recommended. [LA]
7pm. CSUMB World Theater, 6th Ave., Seaside. Free. 582-4580. www.csumb.edu/speakers