Ravitch, an accomplished author, is no stranger to controversy nor does she shy away from topics that can lead to spirited debate. Since the 1970s, she has published more than 500 articles and reviews for scholarly and popular publications. She has led the charge to reform schools under both the Bush and Clinton Administrations and is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. She has edited 14 books, written 10,and lectured both nationally and internationally.
This keynote marks her first in which she directly addresses the use of technology and its role in education. She will speak on Friday, March 16, 2012 between 8:00 – 9:45 a.m. in the Primrose Ballrooms B, C, D at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Ravitch will be available to sign her book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education (New York: Basic Books, 2010), from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in CUE Corner, Oasis 1 of the Palm Springs Convention Center immediately following her presentation. Onsite registration is open March 14 from 4-7p.m. and 7a.m.-5p.m. on March 15 and 16. Educators and policy makers of all levels are invited to attend. Come early, as seating is limited.