Ravitch Case Study

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1. Ravitch provides 11 solutions. Choose three of these solutions.
a. Identify and discuss the problem the solution would address.
b. How do these solutions compare with the positions of theorists and researchers you encountered in your Core courses?
c. Discuss the potential for successful implementation.
d. Be sure to provide support and evidence for your arguments.

Diane Ravitch’s book the Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America 's Public Schools offers 11 solutions to issues the government and stakeholders deem problematic. The three solutions addressed in this section will be 1). Make high-quality early education available to all children: 2). Reduce class size to improve student achievement
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NCLB according to Ravitch was not “field tested”. A plan was developed, the idea seemed fail proof and implemented. However, an important factor that was not considered was the family component. A child cannot control who their birth family is nor the impact their birth has on the family unit. If society interacts quickly enough, the child will have a better life and educational outcomes especially in the areas of cognition, socio-emotional and health. (Ravitch, 2013, p. 231).
Early childhood intervention is essential to the successful educational attainment of the world’s future citizens, educators, and leaders. To assure the success of our future leaders, the Sociocultural Theory may be a resource teachers may want to investigate and implement (Turuk, 2008, p 224). Vygotsky stressed the importance of children having access to teachers and a stimulating educational environment considering children’s principal mode of learning was interacting with others. Children, when exposed to others, will thrive, cognitively, emotionally, nor
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247). Ravitch contends for-profit charter schools should be banned, and if charter schools are allowed, there need to be direct lines of communication with public schools to support better educational opportunities for all. (2013, p. 247). A Gallup Poll conducted between August 9 – 12, 2012, indicated 60% of Americans believe charter schools are superior to public schools. Research shows the rigor of charter schools vary from institution to institution and state to state. In actuality, charter schools as a whole, student outcomes are equal the results of public schools (Jones, 2012,

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