Diane Ravitch

Why it is valuable to compare the performance of students in different states remains a puzzle; why it was necessary to spend $360 million to do so is even more puzzling. more

Feb 13, 2015 7:06 PM Public School Shakedown

Last fall, Bill Gates collected $10 million from his friends to push through approval of a referendum to permit privately managed charter schools in Washington State, which voters had turned down three times previously. Among the friends of Bill ... more

Aug 9, 2013 8:09 PM Dispatches