The Notre Dame Forum will host Diane Ravitch, Research Professor of Education at New York University and a distinguished historian of education, for an address on Tuesday, April 10, titled “Is There a Crisis in Public Education?”. Prof. Ravitch, who is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., is the author of ten books and editor of 14 others. Her most recent book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education, is a national bestseller. She has served in education-related posts in the administrations of President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton. Prof. Ravitch was born in Houston and attended public schools there. She graduated from Wellesley College and holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Her talk at 7 pm in Notre Dame Law School’s McCartan Courtroom will be followed by a reception. The address is free and open to the public, with first come, first served seating.