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Diane Ravitch

"... the ladder was there from 'the gutter to the university,' and for those stalwart enough to ascend it, the schools were a boon and a path out of poverty."

Diane Ravitch, The Great School Wars (1974)

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"One of the persistent ironies of reform is the impossibility of predicting the full consequences of change ..."

Diane Ravitch, The Great School Wars (1974)

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"The person who knows 'how' will always have a job. The person who knows 'why' will always be his boss."

Diane Ravitch, in Time (1985)

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"Sometimes, the most brilliant and intelligent minds do not shine in standardized tests because they do not have standardized minds."

Diane Ravitch

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Diane Ravitch, U.S. writer, historian, educator
(1938 - )

Full name: Diane Silvers Ravitch.