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Diane Ravitch

NPE/NPE Action Founder and President

Diane Ravitch is a historian of education. She recently retired as Research Professor of Education at New York University. She has written ten books and edited another 14. She is a graduate of the Houston public schools, Wellesley College (BA), Columbia University (Ph.D. in history of American education), and holds ten honorary doctorates. In 2011, she received the Daniel Patrick Moynihan award from the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences for her careful use of data and research to advance the common good. She blogs at dianeravitch.net. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Public School Defenders in West Virginia Inspire Advocates Nationwide

Ample research demonstrates that voucher programs do not improve academic outcomes and often significantly diminish them.

Inspiring with a Garden

In my school, our focus on green learning teaches students and their families that they are part of a beautiful world. 

Universal Vouchers Hurt Arizona’s Children

Arizona's universal voucher program is a walking permission slip for future scandal, segregation, fraud and abuse.

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