The teacher accountability narrative is part of a larger effort to restructure the teaching profession by turning it into a market-based activity.This paper seeks to deconstruct the assumptions embedded in the narrative.

Author Biography

Diane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian of education. She is the author of ten books including The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education (2010). She is also an editor of 14 volumes and has written more than 500 articles and reviews for scholarly and popular publications. She shares a blog called Bridging Differences with Deborah Meier, hosted by Education Week. She also blogs for Politico.com/arena and the Huffington Post.



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