“Oh, the Places you’ll go!” and Other Good Things about being A Historian of Education

  • Diane Ravitch
Part of the Leaders in Educational Studies book series (LES, volume 3)


When I was growing up in Houston in the 1940s and 1950s, I knew what I wanted to be. I wanted to be a reporter. I wanted to write. I started writing for a local community newspaper when I was in junior high school, then edited the high school yearbook. In college, I was editor of the Wellesley College News. I firmly believed that if I had a career (and, given how few professional women I had met, I was not sure that I would), it would be in journalism. It never occurred to me that I might one day be a professor, an academic, a historian of education.


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