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Uploaded on Nov 9, 2009
Encore Booknotes: Diane Ravitch, "Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms"
From September 2000, Diane Ravitch discusses her book "Left Back" on Booknotes with Brian Lamb. Ms. Ravitch chronicles the debates that have determined education policies over the last century. She argues that the changing purposes of education has been the main factor undermining success, and that by refocusing learning on the aquisition of knowledge, students and schools will be more successful.