Savage Inequalities by Jonathan Kozol
Children in America's Schools

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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.
 

About Jonathan Kozol

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Jonathan Kozol is the National Book Award-winning author of Death at an Early Age, The Shame of the Nation, and Savage Inequalities. He has been working with children in inner-city schools for more than 40 years.







Author Residence: Byfield, MA
 
Published July 24, 2012 by Broadway Books. 338 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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A school in the South Bronx is set up in a windowless skating rink next to a mortuary, with class sizes up to 35, lunch in three shifts, a library of 700 books, and no playground.

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Twenty-two years after Death at an Early Age shocked America, Jonathan Kozol has returned to ask whether we intend to provide equal opportunity in our schools.

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Whether in Michigan, New Jersey, Texas, or California, Kozol shows that the normal response to lawsuits or legislative action aimed at forcing states to equalize spending among school districts — the richest of which sometimes have four or five times more money to spend per student than the ...

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