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Former 'No Child' Supporter Says It's A Failure

NPR | Oct. 10, 2012 12:03 p.m.

Education historian Diane Ravitch served as Assistant Secretary of Education under George H.W. Bush. She later advocated No Child Left Behind’s strict testing standards and expansion of charter schools. But, Ravitch now says those initiatives have failed, and the real enemy of schools is poverty. Professor Ravitch talks to host Michel Martin.

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