She knows that teachers' working conditions are children's
Both Rahm and Penny know that too. That's why they don't send
their children to the schools for which they are responsible.
They send their children to a school with small classes, lots
of arts and physical education, a great library, experienced
teachers, and a full curriculum. The school where they send
their children doesn't give standardized tests and does not
evaluate teachers by their students' test scores.
[Diane Ravitch is a historian of education and Research
Professor of Education at New York University. I was born in
Houston, Texas, attended the Houston public schools from
kindergarten through high school, and graduated from Wellesley
College in 1960. I received my Ph.D. in the history of
American education in 1975. I am the mother of two sons. They
went to private schools in New York City. I have three
grandsons: two went to religious schools and the third goes to
public school in New York City. I live in Brooklyn, New York.
Her website is dianeravitch.com]