Education Advocate Diane Ravitch is Fogelson Forum Speaker

September 4, 2015

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TCU’s John V. Roach Honors College and College of Education’s Center for Public Education will welcome education advocate and former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch at the Fogelson Honors Forum Oct. 15, 2015.

Diane RavitchBoth a historian and research professor currently at New York University, Dr. Ravitch has lectured all over the world, from Poland to Japan to Nicaragua to the U.S.’s own Library of Congress.  She has also won an impressive and eclectic collection of honors and awards such as a Guggenheim Fellowship for Social Sciences, the American Education Award from the American Association of School Administrators, an Uncommon Book Award from Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and the 2010 “Friend of Education” honor designated by the National Education Association.  She has published numerous books, including Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools, which will be part of TCU’s discussion about education throughout the month of October.

For more information about Diane Ravitch:

Official website: http://dianeravitch.com/
Blog: http://dianeravitch.net/
Twitter: @DianeRavitch
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DianeRavitch

Each Thursday in October, the TCU and surrounding communities are invited to participate in a series of events exploring Dr. Ravitch’s area of expertise: America’s school system.  Each event will support and enrich Dr. Ravitch’s Oct. 15 lecture.  The events are all free and open to the public.  There is no RSVP required.  Find the detailed schedule below.

Join us each Thursday in October for a Fogelson Honors Forum event!

Date Event Location Time
10/1 Book club roundtable discussion** SCHAR 1008 5-7 pm
10/8 Film screening—
Education, Inc.: For Profit. For Kids?
SCHAR 1008 5-7 pm
10/15 Ravitch Fogelson Lecture—
The Death and Life of the Great American School System
BLUU Auditorium 7 pm
10/22 Film screening—
Standardized- Lies, Money & Civil Rights: How Testing is Ruining Public Education
SCHAR 1008 5-7 pm

** A limited number of free copies of Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools are available in the Honors Suite on a first come, first served basis in preparation for the book club roundtable.  Also, readers are encouraged to actively participate in the online book discussion found at this link: https://tcureignoferror.wordpress.com/about/

For more information, email Fogelson@tcu.edu or call 817-257-7125.

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