Diane Ravitch

New York University Professor & Expert Education Historian

A Research Professor of Education at New York University, a historian of education and an award-winning author, Diane Ravitch is also the Founder and President of the Network for Public Education. An incredibly respected and revered academic and speaker, Ravitch is available to hire for events, conferences and functions around the world through the Champions Speakers agency where she is certain to deliver compelling and insightful keynote speeches. The writer of an extremely successful blog, dianeravitch.net has received in excess of 30 million hits and informed readers around the world with thought-provoking and informative content.

The former Assistant Secretary of Education and Counsellor to Secretary of Education, Lamar Alexander in the administration of President George H.W. Bush, Diane Ravitch was responsible for the Office of Educational Research and Improvement in the U.S. Department of Education. In her role as the Assistant Secretary, Diane played a leading part in the federal effort to promote the creation of voluntary state and national academic standards allowing her to deliver substantiated tales and anecdotes during her work as a speaker.

Going on to become a member of the National Assessment Governing Board, Diane was tasked with overseeing the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the federal testing program. Once again impressing in her role, the consummate professional was appointed by the Clinton administration’s Secretary of Education Richard Riley. A decade spent as the Brown Chair in Education Studies at the Brookings Institution was also done alongside extensive work as an editor for the Brookings Papers on Education Policy. Prior to entering government service, Ravitch also worked as the Adjunct Professor of History and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University which provided her with further experience within institutional educational organisations.

The author of over 10 books, the incredibly impressive Diane Ravitch has also edited in excess of 15 books as well as authoring a staggering 500 articles and reviews for scholarly and popular publications. Having lectured in Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, the former Soviet Union, Hungary, the former Yugoslavia, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, and throughout the United States. Her lectures on democracy and civic education have been translated by the USIA into many languages, including Polish, Spanish, Lithuanian, Latvian, Russian, Belarussian, and Ukrainian. Her books have been translated into many languages, including Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, Swedish, and Japanese.

Diane Ravitch is most certainly held in the highest regard around the world and is an honorary life trustee of the New York Public Library and a former Guggenheim Fellow. Selected as the Friend of Education for the year by the National Education Association, Dian Ravitch is available to hire as a speaker or guest for engagements around the world through the Champions Speakers agency.

To book Diane Ravitch as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Diane is known to cover the following topics:

  • Authoring & Writing
  • Informative Content
  • National Education Association
  • Drive & Determination