ARTSEDGE: Diane Ravitch on Arts Education
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Public education historian Diane Ravitch discusses the inequity in access to arts education among American school children in a series of interviews and a speech posted on www.ArtsEdge.org. (I personally appreciated her review, in that speech, of why the arts are critical to children’s lives.)
Diane Ravitch is a Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian of education. In addition, she is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. She shares a blog called Bridging Differences with Deborah Meier, hosted by Education Week. She also blogs for Politico.com/arena and The Huffington Post.
Diane often speaks on inequality in American education and the negative impact of federal legislation on students, teachers, and schools—a common theme for many arts education advocates. In her speech, she addresses these issues as well as the fundamental importance of the arts to children and to society.
National Partnerships, Education
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
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