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Diane Ravitch

DIANE RAVITCH was born in Houston, Texas, and graduated from Wellesley College and Columbia University. She is a research professor of education at New York University and the author of eleven books. Ravitch is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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The Language Police
Written by Diane Ravitch
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2004
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3064-4 (1-4000-3064-1)

If you’re an actress or a coed just trying to do a man-size job, a yes-man who turns a deaf ear to some sob sister, an heiress aboard her yacht, or a bookworm enjoying a boy’s night out, Diane Ravitch’s internationally acclaimed The Language Police has bad news for you: Erase... Read more






Reign of Error
Written by Diane Ravitch
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2014
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-80635-2 (0-345-80635-2)

From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, an incisive, comprehensive look at today’s American school system that argues against those who claim it is broken and beyond repair; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the privatization movement that is...

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Reign of Error
Written by Diane Ravitch
Knopf | Hardcover | September 2013
$27.95/32.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-35088-4 (0-385-35088-0)

From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, “whistle-blower extraordinaire” (The Wall Street Journal), author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System (“Important and riveting”—Library Journal), The Language Police (“Impassioned . . . Fiercely argued . . ...

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Slaying Goliath
Written by Diane Ravitch
Knopf | Hardcover | January 21, 2020
$27.95/36.95(Canada) | 978-0-525-65537-4 (0-525-65537-9)

From one of the foremost authorities on education and the history of education in the United States, "whistleblower extraordinaire" (The Wall Street Journal), former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, author of the best-selling Reign of Error ("fearless"--Jonathan Kozol, NYRB)--an impassioned, inspiring look at the ways in which parents, teachers, activists--citizens--are successfully... Read more





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