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Written by Jonathan KozolAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jonathan Kozol

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • On Sale: July 24, 2012
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-7704-3568-4 (0-7704-3568-8)
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A searing examination of the extremes of wealth and poverty, cities and suburbs and the question of equal opportunity in the American educational system.
In 1988, Jonathan Kozol set off to spend time with children in the American publication education system. For two years, he visited schools and spoke with children in approximately 30 neighborhoods from Illinois to Washington, D.C., and from New York to San Antonio. What he found was startling and disheartening. Not only were segregation and inequality still common in the public schools, but it had intensified. The urban schools that he visited were 95-99 percent nonwhite and were filthy and in great disrepair. To the extent that school reforms are advocated for the inner cities, few of the reforms actually reach the schools in need. He examines the policies and politics that create this inequality and argues that in recent years, an important voice has been missing in all of the education summits and conferences: that of the children.