Morning Reading: New Yorker Profiles Ravitch
Called Public Defender, features this somber picture of Ravitch.
One interesting line from the article jumps out:
Ravitch says that she still receives letters from teachers who can’t forgive her for her past reform advocacy:
“I feel I have to make up for the damage I’ve done.”
Ravitch's role in creating the reform movement, and her subsequent reversal, has long been an issue and a concern for me (see Ravitch's Stunning Certainty).
This is the first time I've seen or heard her say something this simple and apologetic.