"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Give a Thousand Dollars: Help Immortalize Diane

For a thousand tax-deductible dollars, you can 1) buy a journal page to help NPE continue its semi-commitment to sometimes challenge corporate education reforms that it, otherwise, supports, and 2) create an archival testament to honor Diane Ravitch's desire to remain historically noteworthy.  

The quote below is from a piece published in The New Republic a short time after the 2011 SOS March in DC.  The piece is worth reading, even if its writer, Kevin Carey, has affiliation issues, too.  (Interestingly, it seems that Diane's political conversion might have never happened if Joel Klein had not aroused in Diane a powerful personal animus.  Some things don't change, I guess.)

So help Diane make sure history reserves a friendly place for her among the other great women of American history.  She already has spot in mind, even if no one from AFT has yet sponsored a fundraiser.

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