Michelle Rhee's Radical never made the NY Times bestseller list - a feat Ravitch has now accomplished three times.
And yet Michelle Rhee appeared on these prominent media outlets:
- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
- This Week with George Stephanopoulos
- Charlie Rose
- Real Time with Bill Maher
And many others as well. And yet Rhee's book was an absolute commercial flop.
Why won't the mainstream media give Diane Ravitch even a fraction of the airtime they gave to Michelle Rhee? Are they afraid of a 70-something grandmother with a compelling argument? Do they not care about having a real discourse on American public schooling? Are the gatekeepers to the mainstream media in the thralls of the reformy status quo?
Why isn't Diane Ravitch on my TV?
Fellas, trust me: she's a very nice lady. You'll be fine...