Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools

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Harper Collins, Aug 3, 1992 - Education - 272 pages
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National Book Award-winning author Jonathan Kozol presents his shocking account of the American educational system in this stunning New York Times bestseller, which has sold more than 250,000 hardcover copies.

 

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

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User Review  - Monte Guess - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book partially because I took sociology this year. The recognition of poverty was something that is a real issue in our society today. Kozol breaks down how poverty in education ... Read full review

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User Review  - Susan Bazzett-griffith - Goodreads

Although dated, still an accurate portrayal of the educational disparity between the poor and the rich in America, emphasizing that there is still much segregation in our country's schools, and that ... Read full review

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Contents

Life on the Mississippi
7
Other Peoples Children
40
The Savage Inequalities of Public Education
83
Children of the City Invincible
133
The Equality of Innocence
175
The Dream Deferred Again in San Antonio
206
Notes
238
Acknowledgments
255
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Jonathan Kozol has been awarded the National Book Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award. His book Savage Inequalities was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and became a national bestseller.

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