Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools (Google eBook)

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Crown/Archetype, Jul 24, 2012 - Education - 336 pages
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For two years, beginning in 1988, Jonathan Kozol visited schools in neighborhoods across the country, from Illinois to Washington D.C., and from New York to San Antonio. He spoke with teachers, principals, superintendents, and, most important, children. What he found was devastating. Not only were schools for rich and poor blatantly unequal, the gulf between the two extremes was widening—and it has widened since.  The urban schools he visited were overcrowded and understaffed, and lacked the basic elements of learning—including books and, all too often, classrooms for the students. 
   In Savage Inequalities, Kozol delivers a searing examination of the extremes of wealth and poverty and calls into question the reality of equal opportunity in our nation’s schools.

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This was incredibly depressing and hard to read. - Goodreads
Makes you realize the state of our educational system! - Goodreads
A devastating commentary on the US educational system. - Goodreads
A great writer and a great educator. - Goodreads
A must read for anyone in an educational field. - Goodreads
Kozol is an excellent writer. - Goodreads

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A really heart wrenching depiction of the inequalities that permeate public education in the United States. This book should evoke some strong emotions in the reader. The first time I read this was ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Jonathon Kozol has been awarded the National Book Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. His previous books include Amazing Grace and Savage Inequalities. He lives in Byfield, Massachusetts.

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