Books by Diane Ravitch

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2013

"For policymakers, parents and anyone concerned about the dismantling of one of our democracy's great institutions."
A noted education authority launches a stout defense of the public school system and a sharp attack on the so-called reformers out to wreck them. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2003

"Of tremendous importance to parents, educational reformers, and anyone concerned with the myriad failings of the present culture."
Johnny and Janie can't read, can't find the Pacific on a map, can't even think—all thanks to official censorship that "represents a systemic breakdown of our ability to educate the next generation." Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 29, 2000

"An incisive examination of failed utopian schemes in the classroom."
Former Assistant Secretary of Education Ravitch (The Troubled Crusade, 1983) recounts a dispiriting record of pitched debates and failed reform attempts in the American educational system over the last century. Read full book review >