Bridging Differences is off today, but will return next week with Deborah Meier and her new co-writing colleague. Stay tuned to Bridging Differences to learn who will be stepping into the blogging space just vacated by Diane Ravitch.
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September 18, 2012
September 13, 2012
Dear Diane, I shall miss writing to you, but count on me to respond often to your blogs.
September 11, 2012
I am also energized to speak out against the well-funded effort to spread misinformation about the status, condition, and progress of American public education.
June 06, 2012
She made clear that it wasn't for me to think. But even more serious, I had missed the whole point: "Hadn't I read the curriculum guide?"
June 30, 2011
Deborah Meier and Diane Ravitch will be back in September, though, rested and ready to blog about their differences—and similarities—once again.
February 10, 2011
Being treated with dignity is, I suspect, part of our natural aspiration as humans. And while it can be crushed, it can also be restored. My experience in schools that placed faculty, family, and student dignity above all else was reassuring.
December 22, 2010
We've just learned that Diane Ravitch will receive the 2011 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize from the American Academy of Political and Social Science. To quote from the Academy's website: the prize was created to "recognize social scientists and other leaders in the public arena who champion the use o...
November 01, 2010
Diane Ravitch writes: "Somehow our old disputes about whole language, bilingual education, and the new new math pale in comparison to the coordinated assault by powerful forces on the very foundations of public education."
October 27, 2010
Deborah Meier writes: "But I'm amazed to read those prescient words of 1983 which were, I argued, that your book was a recipe for the wrong reforms: "more tests, more homework, longer school hours, mandated state requirements, stiffer standards for promotion, stricter discipline codes, merit pay, and sometimes, tuition tax credits."
March 10, 2010
Dear Diane, I'm back from a trip to Indiana and Ohio. You've brought the teachers and administrators I met great joy and hope. They asked me to say thanks. The level of fear out there in the field is enormous. Of course, many of your critics will be delighted to hear this. They see security as the ...