Sunday, March 21, 2010

An Afternoon with Diane Ravitch - At UCLA!

"The Obama administration is using its unprecedented billions to advance a strategy of deregulation and deprofessionalization." — Diane Ravitch (celebrated education professor and author)

"[T]here should be no education marketplace." — Diane Ravitch (celebrated education professor and author)

Celebrated education historian, research professor, and author Diane RavitchAn Afternoon with Diane Ravitch
Monday, April 12, 2010
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Grand Horizon Room
Covel Commons, UCLA campus
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The celebrated education historian, research professor, and author Diane Ravitch will be discussing her recent book entitled The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education. She will also engage in a conversation with Professor Mike Rose, and take questions from the audience.

Given the scale of misinformation and propaganda disseminated by the false education reformers in Los Angeles, particularly anti-labor billionaire Eli Broad and his proxy organizations like the thoroughly astroturf "Parent Revolution," having a real education expert in Los Angeles to speak truth to power is something not to be missed.

Schools Matter's Jim Horn had this to say about the Ravitch tour:

Thanks to Ravitch, the truth has just gone mass market (most likely NYTimes Bestseller List), and nothing could be sweeter than the squirming among the corporate leeches and snake oil salesmen who have taken public education to the brink of destruction.

RSVP Required

For directions to the UCLA campus, please use the following link: Parking for event attendees is available in Sunset Village (SV) parking structure at $10 per car. For parking information and event location, please go to:

Please direct all inquiries to Alexander Pierson, UCLA GSE&IS Office of Development & Alumni Affairs at (310) 206-0375, or via e-mail at

Presented by
UCLA School Management Program (SMP)
UCLA Education Alumni Association
UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (GSE&IS)


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