Talk Out of School

Interview with Diane Ravitch, education historian, advocate and author

Episode Summary

Leonie Haimson speaks with Diane Ravitch, eminent education historian and advocate, about her new book to be released in January 2020, Slaying Goliath, about how parents and teachers are winning the battle to preserve and strengthen public schools. Originally aired on WBAI-FM Free Speech Radio 99.5 FM on Dec. 11, 2019. Diane also explains why she co-founded the Network for Public Education, about fighting the billionaires who are behind charter school expansion, what she thinks of the system of Mayoral control of NYC public schools, and what to look for during the education forum of Democratic candidates for President that will be livestreamed on MSNBC on Saturday, Dec. 16.

Episode Notes

Diane Ravitch's new book, Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization.

Network for Public Education  and NPE Action.

Diane Ravitch's blog.