Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools

By: Kozol, Jonathan

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Some highlighting in text. 1997 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 261 pp. Kozol believes that children from poor families are cheated out of a future by grossly underequipped, understaffed and underfunded schools in U.S. inner cities and less affluent suburbs. The schools he visited between 1988 and 1990 -- in burnt-out Camden, N.J., Washington, D.C., New York's South Bronx, Chicago's South Side, San Antonio, Tex., and East St. Louis, Mo., awash in toxic fumes -- were '95 to 99 percent nonwhite.' Kozol ( Death at an Early Age ) found that racial segregation has intensified since 1954. Even in the suburbs, he charges, the slotting of minority children into lower 'tracks' sets up a differential, two-tier system that diminishes poor children's horizons and aspirations. He lets the pupils and teachers speak for themselves, uncovering 'little islands of... energy and hope.' This important, eye-opening report is a ringing indictment of the shameful neglect that has fostered a ghetto school system in America. -- Publishers Weekly

Title: Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools

Author: Kozol, Jonathan

Categories: Education,

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 1997

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 1522388