Tag: Diane Ravitch

"You can’t punish a teacher, a district, a school—without punishing a child."

Preliminary unofficial figures suggest more than double the 30,000 LI students who opted out last year refused the latest round of Common Core exams.

"We are in the midst of a vast social experiment on the children of the nation and it is all tied to the standardized test."

"What I’d love to see are opt outs everywhere. Universal opt out! What if they threw a test and nobody took it?”

“The moment a choice is taken away from a parent, that’s the moment when public education is destroyed. The moment when choice is taken away from a teacher, then public education is destroyed.”