Famed scholar E.D. Hirsch weighs in on Ravitch book

E. D. Hirsch, America’s champion of “cultural literacy”, is a longtime friend and colleague of Diane Ravitch.  In his incisive review of her new book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System, Hirsch calls her “without rival as a historian of modern American schooling.”

But while he praises most of what she has written in her book, he does single out a few areas of disagreement with her prescriptions for the future.

His review appears in the latest issue of the New York Review of Books here.

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Pat Wayne is Director of Programs and Education for Arts Orange County, the county-wide arts council. She is also a parent in the Saddleback School District and past PTA President. The arts transformed her life in the second grade and she went on to major in theater design and earn a Master's in Arts Administration.
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