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The shame of the nation : the restoration of apartheid schooling in America

Author: Jonathan Kozol
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[The author] has visited nearly 60 public schools. Virtually everywhere, he finds that conditions have grown worse for inner-city children in the 15 years since federal courts began dismantling the landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. First, a state of nearly apartheid now prevails in thousands of our schools. The segregation of black children has reverted to a level that the nation has not seen since  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Kozol
OCLC Number: 63134458
Notes: Originally published: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2005. 1st ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Dishonoring the dead --
Hitting them hardest when they're small --
Ordering regime --
Preparing minds for markets --
Road to Rome --
Hardening of lines --
Excluding beauty --
False promises --
Invitations to resistance --
National horror hidden in plain view, why not a national response? --
Deadly lies --
Treasured places --
Appendices: Per-pupil spending in public schools of six metropolitan areas; On Curriculum, a note to teachers.
Responsibility: Jonathan Kozol.

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[The author] has visited nearly 60 public schools. Virtually everywhere, he finds that conditions have grown worse for inner-city children in the 15 years since federal courts began dismantling the landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. First, a state of nearly apartheid now prevails in thousands of our schools. The segregation of black children has reverted to a level that the nation has not seen since 1968. Few of these students in these schools know white children any longer. Second, a protomilitary form of discipline has not emerged, modeled on stick-and-carrot methods of behavioral control traditionally used in prisons but targeted exclusively at black and Hispanic children. And third, as high-stakes testing takes on pathological and punitive dimensions, liberal education in our inner-city schools has been increasingly replaced by culturally barren and robotic methods of instruction that would be rejected out of hand by schools that serve the mainstream of society.-Dust jacket.

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