Diane Ravitch on Being Wrong

There’s an interesting interview with Diane Ravitch in Slate, where this former assistant secretary of Education under George H.W. Bush talks about how she became an outspoken critic of testing and No Child Left Behind and how she changed her mind. I wrote about her book here. I’ve always been a big fan of Howard Gardner’s, Changing Minds: The Art And Science of Changing Our Own And Other People’s Minds (Leadership for the Common Good), so I figured this is a good time to mention it.

Read the interview in Slate here.

You can also listen to Ravitch’s radio interview with Leonard Lopate here.

4 Comments on “Diane Ravitch on Being Wrong”

  1. PsychMom says:

    How timely! It’s interesting how she thought that her age made it easier for her to change her mind. Did the same thing happen to Elkind? He seemed to give up on what he believed but not because he thought he was wrong…but he seemingly didn’t want to hold his position any more.

    May 27th, 2010 at 9:19 am
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  2. HomeworkBlues says:

    I can’t imagine why Elkind wrote that recently. Even if you go down discouraged, at least you go down fighting.

    May 27th, 2010 at 10:23 am
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  3. ödev says:

    I can’t imagine why Elkind wrote that recently. Even if you go down discouraged, at least you go down fighting.

    June 15th, 2011 at 1:36 pm
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  4. HomeworkBlues says:

    Do I hear an echo? Odev, why do you keep repeating my own words? As your own?

    November 4th, 2011 at 4:47 pm
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