Wednesday, August 17, 2022

There Are a Few Things Missing From the NYT Review of Diane Ravitch’s New Book

Education historian turned anti-reform flamethrower Diane Ravitch is just out with a new book, Slaying Goliath, and the review by Annie Murphy Paul in the New York Times was hardly glowing. Some have called it scathing.

Ned Stanley

Ned Stanley of 50CAN appreciated the review, calling it “strong,” but took to Twitter to share that there was more he wished had been included. Lucky for us, he got specific.


Thank you Ned for adding a bit of additional seasoning to an already delicious take on Ravitch’s new book.

Erika Sanzi
Erika Sanzi is a former educator and elected school committee member. She is also a senior visiting fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Her blog is Good School Hunting and her Substack is Sanzi Says. She occasionally writes for other outlets including Scary Mommy, The 74, and The Hill. She is the mother of three school aged sons and calls Rhode Island home.

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