Brooklyn, New York
15 January 2011
I applaud you for your dedication to improving education, lifting genuine standards of accomplishment, and maintaining your high ideals for our youth. Almost alone, you have fought to improve the teaching of history, while encouraging young people to write thoughtfully and clearly about the meaning of the past. Your devotion to history, to good writing, to serious reading, and to the potential of young people should be an inspiration to us all. I wish you the best as you continue to promote sound ideas about education.
New York University
[Professor Ravitch (@DianeRavitch) is the author of, among others, The Great School Wars, Left Back, The Language Police, and The Life and Death of the Great American School System]