Ravitch: Parents should be wary of efforts to privatize public education (audio)
Ravitch, who served in both George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton’s administrations, joined us on News & Views over the weekend to outline some of the problems with corporate education reform. She explains that while “reformers” will point to charter schools and vouchers as a way of raising test-scores, there’s little evidence these ideas work:
“What the free market does in education is it exacerbates inequality. It increases segregation,” said Ravitch.
To hear a portion of Diane Ravitch’s radio interview with Chris Fitzsimon, click below. To hear the rest of the program – including our interviews with Public Policy Polling’s Tom Jensen and ESC Deputy Chair David Clegg - please visit the Radio Interview section of the N.C. Policy Watch website. There you can listen to the entire show online or subscribe to our podcast feed on iTunes: