Live Discussion: Is A Public School A Public Good Or A Shoestore?

Join Diane Ravitch, Former Assistant Secretary of Education, and Barnard College for a discussion tackling one of the most provocative issues in education today: What’s behind the trend to close low-scoring schools and turn them over to private managers?

Is A Public School A Public Good Or A Shoestore?
Tuesday February 21 at 6:30pm
Barnard College
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
West 117th Street & Broadway
Free and open to the public.

Diane Ravitch, research professor of education at New York University, has appeared on CNN, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and NPR’s Fresh Air.  She is the author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education; The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn; and Left Back: A Century of Battles Over School Reform.

If you cannot join the event be part of the conversation on Twitter, #thepublicgood.

Sponsored by Barnard Education Program, this event is part of For the Public Good, a multi-year, interdisciplinary project to examine the “public good” and a wide range of issues impacting society today. For more information click here. 



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