The Niemeyer Series
John H. Niemeyer Series comprises lectures and symposia focused on urgent matters of educational interest. The Series is dedicated to the memory of John H. Niemeyer for his leadership in helping Bank Street College to become a national voice for children beyond practice and into policy.
The Death and Life of the Great American School System
WHAT NEW YORK'S NEXT MAYOR NEEDS TO KNOW
- 5:00 p.m. - Doors open
- 5:30 p.m. - Main Event: Diane Ravitch
- 6:30 p.m. - Post-Event Discussion: With faculty and students from Bank Street Graduate School of Education
About Diane Ravitch
Diane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian of education. From 1991 to 1993, she was Assistant Secretary of Education and Counselor to Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander in the administration of President George H.W. Bush. She was responsible for the Office of Educational Research and Improvement in the U.S. Department of Education.
Her latest book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System, was hailed by the New York Review of Books as "indispensible" for understanding what has happened under the reform movements of the last several decades.
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Bank Street College of Education
Bank Street College is a leader in childhood education, a pioneer in improving the quality of classroom education, and an international advocate for children and families. With a private Graduate School, an independent School for Children, a broad variety of professional development and social programs, and partnerships with school districts, colleges, museums and cultural institutions, community service organizations, and educational media corporations, it is unique in higher education.