Synopses & Reviews
Jonathan Kozol, National Book Award-winning author and one of Americas foremost writers on social issues, offers a passionate and provocative critique on the role of the teacher in Americas public school system. Writing as a teacher, Kozol advocates an approach to education that is infused with ethical values: fairness, truth, and integrity, and a driving compassion for the world beyond the classroom. Kozol not only sheds light on what it means to be a teacher, but gives constructive suggestions on how teachers can work conscientiously within the system to foster these values in concert with parents, students and fellow teachers.
Must reading for all teachers and parents -- Studs Terkel. A passionate and provocative critique on the role of the public school teacher.
In this passionate and thoughtful critique of the U.S. public school system, leading social writer Kozol uses examples from the real experiences of other teachers and parents who share his concern with shaping the values of students.
About the Author
is awardwinning author of Death at an Early Age
, Savage Inequalities
, Amazing Grace
, and The Shame of the Nation
. He has held two Guggenheim Fellowships, has twice been a fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation, and has also received fellowships from the Field and Ford Foundations. He has been working with children in inner-city schools for more than 40 years. He currently lives in Byfield, MA.