The John H. Niemeyer Series

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  • March 28, 2013 - 5:30 p.m.
  • McGraw-Hill Conference Center

Diane Ravitch at the Niemeyer Series

The Eighth Annual Niemeyer Forum


The Death and Life of the Great American School System... 


Diane RavitchDiane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian of education. She blogs for Education WeekPolitico, the Huffington Post. Her articles have appeared in many newspapers and magazines.

From 1991 to 1993, she was Assistant Secretary of Education and Counselor to Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander in the administration of President George H.W. Bush. She was responsible for the Office of Educational Research and Improvement in the U.S. Department of Education. As Assistant Secretary, she led the federal effort to promote the creation of voluntary state and national academic standards.

Her latest book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System, was hailed by the New York Review of Books as "indispensible" for understanding what has happened under the reform movements of the last several decades.

More about Diane Ravitch.

About the Niemeyer Series

The John H. Niemeyer Series comprises lectures and symposia focused on urgent matters of educational interest. The Series is dedicated to the memory of John H. Niemeyer for his leadership in helping Bank Street College to become a national voice for children beyond practice and into policy.

Learn more about John Niemeyer.