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Ravitch Unloads On School ‘Deform’

Diane Ravitch, the education historian who has led a de facto national movement against current education policies — including standardized testing, charter schools, vouchers and teacher evaluations tied to student test scores — said Tuesday evening that “the White House’s obsession with data is sick.” Ravitch was being feted at the American Federation of Teachers headquarters by the union’s president, Randi Weingarten.

Ravitch is well known for having a conversion of sorts, from conservative thinker who supported charters, vouchers and other right-leaning policies when she worked in the administration of President George H.W. Bush to progressive activist who is leading a revolt against those same policies.