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Dr. Diane Ravitch Interview (2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-03-15

Duration: 00:05:47

Subjects: Ravitch, Diane | Education | Educational vouchers | Educational accountability | Educational tests and measurements


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Ravitch, Diane Interviewee


This segment from the March 15, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s in-studio interview with Dr. Diane Ravitch, an education historian and a former United States Assistant Secretary of Education. She discusses: her view that Governor Bobby Jindal’s education reform plan aims to privatize public education; the use of school vouchers in Chile and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and her belief that testing should not be used for school accountability.