Diane Ravitch’s Grand Synthesis Explains the Collapse of Test-Driven School Reform

This spring, once again, Diane Ravitch nailed the spirit of our education age. Addressing the Network for Public Education (NPE) conference, Ravitch came with an uplifting message. Corporate reform has failed. A new era of school improvement is dawning. Many of its leaders come from today’s youth. They are the new “Greatest Generation.” Today’s young people, having endured the brunt of test, sort, and punish, are not going to silently take it any longer. They demand schools worthy of our democracy.