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Shame of the Nation The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America

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ISBN-10: 1400052459

ISBN-13: 9781400052455

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jonathan Kozol

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“The nation needs to be confronted with the crime that we’re committing and the promises we are betraying. This is a book about betrayal of the young, who have no power to defend themselves. It is not intended to make readers comfortable.” Over the past several years, Jonathan Kozol 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 absolute 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…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.18" wide x 7.99" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Educator and author Jonathan Kozol was born in Boston. He graduated from Harvard University in 1958. Kozol has an concerns with topics such as illiteracy, children trying to learn in bad neighborhoods and homelessness. His books include Death at an Early Age, Illiterate American and Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America.

Dishonoring the Dead
Hitting Them Hardest When They're Small
The Ordering Regime
Preparing Minds for Markets
The Road to Rome
A Hardening of Lines
Excluding Beauty
False Promises
Invitations to Resistance
A National Horror Hidden in Plain View: Why Not a National Response?
Deadly Lies
Treasured Places
Per-Pupil Spending in Public Schools of Six Metropolitan Areas
On Curriculum: A Note to Teachers
Updates and Acknowledgments