Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools

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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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User Review  - Nazgullie - LibraryThing

This book is excellent. Kozol writes honestly and passionately about the inequalities in the public school system in our country. I'll go a bit further than simply giving this book a high ... Read full review

SAVAGE INEQUALITIES: Children in America's Schools

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Kozol again turns a floodlight on a dark corner of the nation's soul, the classrooms of the minority poor. Here, Kozol returns to the public schools where he began a career as spokesman for the ... Read full review

Contents

Other Peoples Children
49
The Savage Inequalities of Public
101
Children of the City Invincible
161
The Equality of Innocence
211
The Dream Deferred Again
249
Appendix
285
Acknowledgments
309
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Educator and author Jonathan Kozol was born in Boston. He graduated from Harvard University in 1958. Kozol has an concerns with topics such as illiteracy, children trying to learn in bad neighborhoods and homelessness. His books include Death at an Early Age, Illiterate American and Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America.

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