APB’s Diane Ravitch Named the Nation’s Most Influential Scholar in Education
09 Jan 2015
According to the 2015 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, APB speaker Diane Ravitch, research professor at NYU and historian of education, had the biggest influence on the nation's education discourse last year.
Honoring 200 university-based education scholars, Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute published the annual ranking based on Amazon, press mentions, web mentions, Klout and other metrics.
Ravitch was named the top scorer for her long career of influential scholarship, her bodies of heavily cited scholarly work and her public and professional roles within the education community. The list was comprised of only university-based researchers who are committed to do more to cultivate, encourage and recognize serious contributions to the education debate.
A champion for public schools across the country, Diane Ravitch offers passionate, fact- and solution-driven speeches that examine both what is working in U.S. education and how policymakers are failing to address the root cause of educational failure.