This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Diane Ravitch in her book "The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How testing and Choice are Undermining Education". This summary offers a concise overview of the entire book in less than 30 minutes reading time. However this work does not replace in any case Diane Ravitch 's book. Ravitch explains why ideas for restructuring schools have had no positive impact on the quality of American education and she deals with issues such as privatization, accountability, and the philanthropists that are using business models to reform schools.
She also offers some guidance on improvement of schools.