The Resource The shame of the nation : the restoration of apartheid schooling in America, Jonathan Kozol

The shame of the nation : the restoration of apartheid schooling in America, Jonathan Kozol

Label
The shame of the nation : the restoration of apartheid schooling in America
Title
The shame of the nation
Title remainder
the restoration of apartheid schooling in America
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Kozol
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is a book about betrayal of the young, who have no power to defend themselves. It is not intended to make readers comfortable." Visiting nearly 60 public schools, Kozol finds that conditions have grown worse for inner-city children in the 15 years since federal courts began dismantling the landmark 1954 ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. First, the segregation of black children is at a level not seen since 1968. Few of these students know any white children. Second, discipline modeled on methods traditionally used in prisons is targeted at black and Hispanic children. And third, liberal education in our inner-city schools has been increasingly replaced by culturally barren and robotic methods of instruction. Kozol pays tribute to those undefeated educators who persist against the odds, and offers a humane, dramatic challenge to our nation to fulfill at last the promise made some 50 years ago to all our youngest citizens.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
379.2/63/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
LC212.62
LC item number
.K69 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The shame of the nation : the restoration of apartheid schooling in America, Jonathan Kozol
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
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
Control code
ocm70833573
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st paperback ed.
Extent
423 p.
Isbn
9781400052455
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  • LDR509 20061116155142.0 RSA BKCC
System control number
(OCoLC)70833573

Library Locations

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