My Latest: 20 Years of Failed Reforms

Diane Ravitch's blog

I wrote this article for The Progressive. It describes the failed bipartisan consensus of the past 20 years.

It’s my view of what Joe Biden needs to do to reverse the toxic legacy of No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, Common Core, and the current Every Student Succeeds Act.

With the Biden administration’s decision about testing, he’s off to a bad start.

The article begins:

President Joe Biden will have his work cut out in repairing the damage done to U.S. education caused by Donald Trump and his one-time Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. But Biden and his Secretary of Education nominee, Miguel Cardona, must also reverse at least twenty years of federal education policy, starting over with measures that allow teachers to teach and children to learn without fear of federal sanctions.

Since the enactment of George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in…

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