If you live within driving distance of Wellesley, Massachusetts, I hope you plan to attend Linda Darling-Hammond’s lecture on October 19.

I endowed an annual lecture series to bring the best thinking about education to the campus. The program will be live-streamed and available on videotape afterwards so it reaches the maximum number of people. So, if you live far from the Boston-Wellesley hub, you will have a chance to see and hear the lecture. Pasi Sahlberg gave the Ravitch lecture last year. With the collaboration of Professor Barbara Beatty of the Wellesley Department of Educarion, we will select the best thinkers in education each year.

This is my personal gift to my alma mater. My gift also includes funding for student research and internships.

After my death, there will be a Ravitch Professorship in the Department of Education devoted to Education and the Common Good.

For now, enjoy listening to one of the nation’s most thoughtful educators.