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Evaluating Education Reform: An Evening with Ravitch, Hanushek, Darling-Hammond, Cook, and Schrag

Release Date: 
September 30, 2013

A panel of education experts held at Stanford University discussed the strengths of U.S. education, how policy makers are failing to address the root causes of educational failure, and how to effectively address the challenges. The panel featured Diane Ravitch, author of Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools (Knopf, 2013); Eric Hanushek, the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University; Linda Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford and founding director of SCOPE; and Channa Mae Cook, former principal and teacher and current Stanford doctoral student. Peter Schrag, former editorial page editor and columnist for the Sacramento Bee, moderated.

The panel followed a lecture given by Diane Ravitch, who argued against privatization and for public education, and put forth a plan for what can be done to preserve and improve public education.