Is There a Crisis in Public Education?


Location: Eck Hall of Law, McCarten Courtroom

Diane Ravitch, research professor of education, New York University; distinguished historian of education; nonresident senior fellow, Brookings Institution (Washington, D.C.)

Ravitch is the author of 10 books and editor of 14 others. Her most recent book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education, is a national bestseller. She has served in education-related posts in the administrations of President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton. Ravitch was born in Houston and attended public schools there. She graduated from Wellesley College and holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

This talk will be followed by a reception and is open to the public.

Part of the Notre Dame Forum 2011–12: Reimagining School