Diane Ravitch is a Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian of education. In addition, she is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. She shares a blog called Bridging Differences with Deborah Meier, hosted by Education Week. She also blogs for Politico.com/arena and The Huffington Post. Diane often speaks on inequality in American education and the negative impact of federal legislation on students, teachers, and schools. During the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Annual Meeting in February 2012, Diane sat down with ARTSEDGE to talk about the arts, testing, and the roles of teachers and parents play in an arts-inclusive education.