On Thursday, Nov. 12, a prominent advocate for public schools spoke at CenturyLink Center Omaha thanks to an invitation from the Metropolitan Omaha Educational Consortium (MOEC).
Diane Ravitch, who formerly served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education under President George H.W. Bush, came to Omaha to discuss the current state of public education and the impact of recent changes including No Child Left Behind and the Common Core.
“There’s different ways to be conservative, and one is to look carefully and wait to be convinced. And I suspect that was the approach here,” she said. “Then there’s this other approach which is just blow everything up.”
MOEC is a partnership between the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), the 11 Learning Community school districts, the Council Bluffs Community Schools and two educational service units.
The full story about Ravitch's visit can be found here.
A blog from Ravitch recapping her time here is available at her website.
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