Jon Stewart interviews Diane Ravich about her latest book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System. The woman's got cred: Dr. Ravitch is the former US Assistant Secretary of Education and is now a research professor at NYU and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Her book, which broadly speaking is about education values, digs into how the privatization of the US school system (think: charter schools and corporatization of schools) hasn't proven to better students' learning. In the interview, Dr. Ravitch points to how race and poverty play out in the classroom, and I'm interested in how she extends on this topic in her book. Sounds amazing.
And Jon? Okay Jon, I couldn't love you more in this interview when you speak about your admiration for your mom, a long-time educator!