Former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch Visits UM on January 27

School of Education and Northern Trust host lecture on education reform.

Coral Gables (January 21, 2011) — Northern Trust and the University of Miami School of Education will present the Northern Trust 2011 Lecture “Testing the Limits of Education Reform” on Thursday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m. in Storer Auditorium. The lecture will feature Diane Ravitch, former assistant secretary of education under former President George H.W. Bush.

In her latest book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System, Ravitch critically examines standardized testing, punitive accountability, and the unprecedented growth in charter schools and points out the flaws in using the business model as a prescription for school reform. A professor of education at New York University, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and one of The Atlantic magazine’s 19 Brave Thinkers of 2010, Ravitch is one of the most important public intellectuals of our time.

The Northern Trust Lecture Series is an academic gathering that brings world-renowned leaders to campus to share their intellectual insights and inspiring accomplishments with the UM community.

The Storer Auditorium is located at 5250 University Drive on the UM Coral Gables campus. To RSVP contact 305-284-6486 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Diane Ravitch, former assistant secretary of education under George H.W. Bush, will speak at Storer Auditorium on January 27 as part of the Northern Trust 2011 Lecture.

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