Whatevs, Delbanco.

I finally got around to opening the latest issue of the New York Review of Books. Let me summarize Andrew Delbanco’s review of Diane Ravitch’s Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools and Michelle Rhee’s Radical: Fighting to Put Students First, as a public service to those of you similarly strapped for reading time: “Diane Ravitch, a leading historian of American education, has written a serious book about education policy that makes an argument based on research, deft social analysis, and decades of experience evaluating policy at the highest levels. Michelle Rhee, who once appeared on the cover of Time magazine looking fierce and holding a broom, has written a self-aggrandizing memoir that makes a series of assertions based on personal anecdotes, fabricated ‘studies,’ and a ferocious sense of self-importance. In conclusion, surely we rational non-ideologues can find some reasonable middle ground between these two hysterical women.”

Whatevs, Delbanco.

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