Providence Journal: Analysis of a Hatchet Job on Me

Diane Ravitch talks back to the Projo. Unfortunately, we all know the Projo was done being reality-based about public education a while ago.

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The Providence Journal ran an article by journalist John Hill about my book and my appearance at the University of Rhode Island that was intended to discredit me. It declared that my arguments were “mostly false,” based on the writer’s skewed interpretation of the facts presented in my book,

Read it for yourself.

As best I can tell, the writer is defending No Child Left Behind, and was deeply affronted that I criticized NCLB. He doesn’t seem to know that NCLB has very few defenders.

Nonetheless, I am printing my response to the Providence Journal here because I don’t expect ProJo to print it; neither the editor nor the journalist has acknowledged receipt of my letter. So I post it here.

This was my letter to the Providence Journal:

To the Editor:
Providence Journal writer John Hill has contorted the facts about American education in his effort to discredit…

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