Educator, Historian Diane Ravitch Appointed Senior Fellow at Hoover Institution
Diane Ravitch, a longtime member of the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education at the Hoover Institution, has been appointed a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. Ravitch is a research professor at New York University, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a member of the board of the New America Foundation.
During the first Bush administration, Ravitch served as an assistant secretary for educational research and improvement and as a counselor to the U.S. Department of Education. She is a former professor of history and education at Columbia University's Teachers College and a former adviser to Poland's Ministry of Education.
In 2005, the United Federation of Teachers recognized Ravitch's efforts "to make a difference in the lives of New York City school children" and awarded her the prestigious John Dewey Award for Excellence in Education. She was also a recipient of the Breukelein Institute's 2005 Gaudium Award.
Ravitch is the editor of many publications, including The Schools We Deserve, Debating the Future of American Education, and The American Reader.
This article appeared in Business Wire on November 18th, 2005.
Published Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005