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AFT REPORTS: Diane Ravitch gets standing ovation after rousing speech to AFT convention

Diane Ravitch (at podium) begins her remarks to the AFT convention while AFT President Randi Weingarten (right) looks on. Substance photo by George N. Schmidt.Historian Diane Ravitch was introduced to the delegates to the American Federation of Teachers convention by union president Randi Weingarten as a long-time friend of public education and the uinon, and from the opening of her speech, Ravitch did not disappoint the delegates. She began her speech with a lengthy shout out to the cities where she has spoken to the delegates since the 2010 publication of her groundbreaking book "The death and life of the great American school system." The URL for the entire speech is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb1Lsod2nts

THE COMPLETE TEXT OF RAVITCH'S HISTORIC SPEECH WILL BE PUBLISHED HERE AS SOON AS WE HAVE FINISHED TRANSCRIBING IT. SORRY FOR THE DELAY.



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July 29, 2012 at 9:27 AM

By: Sharon Schmidt

Ravitch on YouTube

Thanks to Kim Bowsky and Kati Gilsen for posting the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb1Lsod2nts

July 29, 2012 at 9:36 AM

By: Sharon Schmidt

Tweets @Ravitch

Thanks to Phil Cantor for posting the link to tweets @Ravitch from AFT:

http://storify.com/KenzoShibata/diane-ravitch-at-the-aft-convention

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