Vicious Wolf attacks Diane Ravitch

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Julian Vasquez Heilig:

NEPC responds to a vicious (and inaccurate) Wolf attack on Ravitch. I have posted photos of the pages in question where Dr. Wolf (or someone) changed the data he reported…



Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:

Yesterday, Patrick Wolf published a vitriolic attack on me and on the National Education Policy Center.

This was in response to a post I had published saying that vouchers had failed in Milwaukee. They are supposed to “save minority students from failing schools,” but they do no better and sometimes worse than public schools. I cited Wolf’s evaluation, state test scores (which showed no edge for voucher students), and the fact that 75% of the voucher students in his study did not remain in the voucher schools to graduate. The 75% attrition rate appears in Wolf’s report. I did not know that he subsequently lowered the attrition rate to 56%, although that too is a pretty staggering attrition rate. I also noted that Wolf recently wrote an editorial in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune chastising his home state of Minnesota for not requiring more school choice. This caused me to question his…

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Julian Vasquez Heilig is an award-winning researcher and teacher. He is currently a Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership at California State Sacramento.

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3 Comments on “Vicious Wolf attacks Diane Ravitch”

  1. April 2, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    OK. But, not being there is not the same as failing.

    Did the students graduate or not?



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