Diane Ravitch

Former Assistant Secretary of Education for Research and Innovation at the U.S. Department of Education, Diane Ravitch The Language Police: How Pressure Organizations Limit What Kids Learn (Knopf, 2003), Left Back: A Century of Wars Over School Reform (Simon & Schuster, 2001), and National Standards in American Education: A Citizen's Guide (Brookings, 1995) are among his many books.