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Savage inequalities : children in America's schools

Author: Jonathan Kozol
Publisher: New York : Crown Pub., 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Kozol
ISBN: 051758221X 9780517582213
OCLC Number: 23651784
Description: ix, 262 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Looking backward : 1964-1991 --
Life on the Mississippi : East St. Louis, Illinois --
Other people's children : North Lawndale and the South Side of Chicago --
The savage inequalities of public education in New York --
Children of the city invincible : Camden, New Jersey --
The equality of innocence : Washington, D.C. --
The dream deferred, again, in San Antonio. Table of contents
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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.

Includes case studies of public schools in six cities.

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Review of `Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools' by Jonathan Kozol published by HarperCollins of New York in 1992.

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