Cleaning your office can be a surprisingly cathartic experience. Diane Ravitch, once a darling in the Bush administrations, was preparing her office to be painted. As she sifted through decades of work, she experienced what she called an intellectual crisis. She began to doubt more than just the impact of various reforms that she had once embraced. She also challenged the very assumptions on which they were based. The result of this cleaning crisis was her book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System.
"The Death and Life of the Great American School System By Diane Ravitch,"
Journal of Educational Controversy: Vol. 6
, Article 26.
Available at: http://cedar.wwu.edu/jec/vol6/iss1/26