Savage Inequalities

Savage Inequalities

Children in America's Schools

Book - 1991
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Includes case studies of public schools in six cities.
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.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Paperbacks, [1991]
Copyright Date: ©1991
ISBN: 9780770435684
Branch Call Number: 371.8269 KOZOL
Characteristics: 318 pages ; 21 cm
Notes: Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Crown Publishers, Inc., a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 1991

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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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