This is a Fresh Air episode I’m definitely going to catch the podcast of, as I think Ravitch and Rotherham are pretty solid advocates on different sides of the debate (each strongly opinionated, but well-informed).
On today’s Fresh Air, the debate over school reform and what strategies really work.
Guests: Diane Ravitch, former Assistant Secretary of Education. She had been an advocate of school vouchers, charter schools, testing and No Child Left Behind… and after seeing some of the results… changed her mind.
Also…we talk to education consultant and policy analyst Andrew Rotherham. He supports redesigning American public education with the help of charter schools, public sector choice, and accountability.