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John Neuhaus

Intellectual Conversions In U.S. History

Diane Ravitch has finally gone public—in a big way—with her turn against No Child Left Behind. I say “finally” because her dissatisfaction with the law has been percolating well over a year; the evidence has mounted in various posts at the weblog, Bridging Differences, that she shares with Deberah Meier. I bring this to the attention of USIH readers because I believe this signals something bigger—something more philosophical. Here’s the passage from the NPR story that interested me as an intellectual historian: Part of the reason schools were so intent on achieving high tests scores was because they were competing Read more