Savage Inequalities

Savage Inequalities

Children in America's Schools

Book - 1992
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Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, 1992.
Edition: First Harper Perennial edition
ISBN: 9780060974992
Branch Call Number: 371.967 KOZOL J
Characteristics: ix, 261 pages ; 21 cm.


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Sep 27, 2013

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.


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