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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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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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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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seatower, January 18, 2013 (view all comments by seatower)
This book was required reading for an undergradate class I took as a bilingual education major and I am forever grateful to the professor for assigning it. Jonathan Kozol has spent his lifetime as a student advocate (as teacher and author) and stalwart supporter of PUBLIC EDUCATION in the U.S. It took several years to get this book published due to what many asserted was controversial material: it revealed the contemptuous inequality of educational opportunities in communities in the Midwest that exemplified what was (and continues to be) practiced nationwide. There are several passages that brought me to tears and I will forever hold the heartbreaking images of so many children victimized by the perpetuation (and acceleration) of poverty in our nation. Corporatization of public education to "Fix" education across the country (thus making it a huge profit-making machine for private corporations)as demonstrated by "No Child Left Behind" and now "Race to the Top" with their attendant multi-million dollar testing schemes is abominable. Add to that the villification of dedicated teachers that are woefully underpaid and unrecognized for their commitment to their profession and their students and a disastrous formula that corrupts and undermines public education(and access to quality education nationwide)is created.

Another must-read for anyone interested in the future of our children across the nation! Kozol's writing is riveting!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060974992
Author:
Kozol, Jonathan
Publisher:
HarpPeren
Author:
by Jonathan Kozol
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Special Education - Socially Handicapped
Subject:
Education, urban
Subject:
Socially handicapped children
Subject:
Children of minorities
Subject:
Education, Urban -- Social aspects -- United States.
Subject:
Children with social disabilities
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
Children of minorities -- Education.
Subject:
Education -- United States.
Subject:
Educational Policy & Reform
Subject:
Minority Studies - General
Subject:
Education-School Reform & Controversy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
63-413
Publication Date:
19920612
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.16x5.30x.70 in. .45 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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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