During an “On Point” interview on September 18th, Diane Ravitch outburst:
Now maybe what he’ll do is he’ll find a charter school that only accepts kids with high scores. Then he’ll get a better quality of education. Keep the poor kids out, resegregate them, keep them locked in ghettos where they won’t be near his kids; and then we will create in this country a dual school system such as we had before Brown vs. Board of Education, where the poor kids and the kids who don’t make it and the cutoffs are segregated, where the kids with disabilities are kept out of the school, where the kids who are English language learners are kept out of the school. That works, but it’s wrong.
Recording times: 23:14-23:47
From Diane’s website:
Diane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian of education.
She blogs at dianeravitch.net, a site which has had nearly 3.5 million page views in less than a year.
From 1991 to 1993, she was Assistant Secretary of Education and Counselor to Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander in the administration of President George H.W. Bush. She was responsible for the Office of Educational Research and Improvement in the U.S. Department of Education. As Assistant Secretary, she led the federal effort to promote the creation of voluntary state and national academic standards.
She is the author of:
The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education (2010)
Edspeak: A Glossary of Education Terms, Phrases, Buzzwords, and Jargon (2007)
The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn (2003)
Left Back: A Century of Battles Over School Reform (2000)
National Standards in American Education: A Citizen’s Guide (1995)
What Do Our 17-Year-Olds Know? (with Chester Finn, Jr.) 
The Schools We Deserve (1985)
The Troubled Crusade: American Education, 1945–1980 (1983)
The Revisionists Revised (1978)
The Great School Wars: New York City, 1805–1973 (1974)
In addition, she has edited fourteen books, including The American Reader (1991); The English Reader (with Michael Ravitch) ; The Democracy Reader (with Abigail Thernstrom) ;Forgotten Heroes of American Education (with Wesley Null) ; Learning from the Past (with Maris Vinovskis) ; and New Schools for a New Century (with Joseph Viteritti) . She has written more than 500 articles and reviews for scholarly and popular publications.