Diane Ravitch is a Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian of education. She is the Founder and President of the Network for Public Education (NPE) and the Network for Public Education Action (NPE Action). Diane is a prolific author who has won numerous awards not only for her writing, but for her scholarship and her courageous leadership in pushing back on the privatization of schools. Her blog to date has over 32 million reads. Diane is consistently recognized as one of the most influential leaders of education research and policy.