In Defense of Neoliberal Education Policy: Or, Why Ravitch Is Wrong about School Choice
By Gregory M. Dempster
This article appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of The Independent Review

When education historian Diane Ravitch dropped her influential endorsement of school choice, she cited its alleged failure to meet federally mandated accountability standards. On closer inspection, however, her reversal reflects a failure to understand that school choice advocates had a much different goal: to make the schools reflect consumer preferences, not standards dictated by federal bureaucrats.

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