Synopses & Reviews
This widely praised history of the controversies that have beset American schools and universities since World War II is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the condition of American education today.
This book is a report on the state of the crusade against ignorance during a particularly tumultuous time in American History. Many other crusades stormed through the nation's educational institutions during these thirty-five years, sometimes complementing the crusade against ignorance, at other times subordinating it to some other worthy or unworthy cause.
About the Author
Diane Ravitch is adjunct professor of history and education at Teachers College, Columbia University.