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Noted Education Historian Diane Ravitch Comes to California

Dr. Diane Ravitch, a leading education activist, author and historian, has become the voice of reason in speaking out for educators and against the corporate education reform agenda. CTA is encouraging educators to come and hear Diane Ravitch as she tours California over the next two weeks discussing her newest book, Reign of Error, The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools.

Using her insight from decades on the inside of the education "reform" movement, she is now the leading voice against No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, high-stakes testing, and corporate-backed education reforms. She has been called a “whistle-blower extraordinaire” by the Wall Street Journal.

In an interview with National Public Radio, Ravitch stated, “I am totally opposed to the status quo. The status quo was the one that was created 10 years ago by the No Child Left Behind legislation, and this has turned schools into testing factories. And teachers know this is wrong; educators know it’s wrong.”

Friday, September 27 – 6:30 pm

Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J Street, Sacramento
Tickets are $5. For additional information contact Sacramento City Teachers Association at 916-452-4591

Saturday, September 28 – 7:00 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School Auditorium, 1781 Rose Street, Berkeley
Co-sponsored by KPFA, Berkeley Federation of Teachers, and Oakland Education Association. Tickets are $12. Discount tickets are available for OEA members. 

Monday, September 30 – 5:15 pm (doors open at 5):

Stanford Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford
Free and open to the public. Program will include a speech from Diane, followed by a panel with Linda Darling- Hammond and Eric Hanushek. For more information email  

Tuesday, October 1 – 7:00 pm

Occidental College Thorne Hall, 1600 Campus Rd., Los Angeles

Wednesday, October 2 – 7:00 pm

College of Education at California State University, Northridge Center, University Student Union, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge
This event is FREE. Register online at Note: Parking passes are required and may be purchased for $6 at any campus information booth. For more information:

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