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Ravitch: Parents should be wary of efforts to privatize public education (audio)
Posted By Clayton Henkel On October 3, 2011 @ 12:56 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
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:
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URLs in this post:
 Diane Ravitch: http://www.dianeravitch.com/vita.html
 Duke University: https://tickets.duke.edu/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=BBFCDAA4-00D8-4C4B-8347-5C61B762482B
 Tom Jensen: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2011/10/03/public-policy-pollings-tom-jensen-with-ncs-latest-approval-ratings-and-a-look-ahead-to-2012/
 David Clegg: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2011/10/03/esc-deputy-chair-david-clegg-on-ncs-10-4-jobless-rate-and-the-unemployment-insurance-trust-fund/
 Radio Interview: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/category/radioandvideo/radio-interviews/
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