This is a textbook for some education classes. A basic tenet seems to be that children are more upset about seeing other children with better opportunities than they have, rather than lacking any of their own. I can't help but think the author thinks that if we just deprived ALL kids certain opportunities or materials, we'd all be happier.
Savage Inequalities is an incredibly eye-opening expose on American education. It completely turned my view of the government on its head.
insightful, disturbing reflections from a deeply passionate man.
This tells about schools in the early 90s. I originally read it for college and then re-read it about a year ago--extremely interesting!
Interesting book. Opens up a world that many people don't know about or choose to ignore.
Amazing book. Kozol does it again. :)
All of his books are excellent. Very good read.
Back Cover: "The forces of equity have now been joined by a powerful voice...Kozol has written a searing expose of the extremes of wealth and poverty in America's school system and the blighting effect on poor children, especially those in cities. In public schooling, he argues, social policy during the Reagan-Bush era has been turned back almost 100 yrs. ---Emily Mitchell, TIME
"This book digs so deeply into the tragedy of the American system of public education that it wrenches the readers psyche..."A must read for every parent, every educator, and every relevant policy maker." Alex Haley, author of Roots and The Autobiography of Malcolm X
"Startling and compelling.....Crucial to any serious debate on the current state of American education." Publishers Weekly, front page editorial
"I was unprepared for the horror and shame I felt.....Savage Inequalities is a savage indictment.....Everyone should read this important book." Robert Wilson, USA Today
A must read for anyone involved with the education and/or care of the children in our country. Others should read this as well to understand the inequalities in America that tend to be overlooked.
Again, love you, Jonathan! You rock when it comes to walking the walk AND talking the talk. You've been out in the elementary field, you've experienced what's out there first-hand, and I respect that. It's a shame that some people think you need a PhD to be validated. I think some of these educational "quacks" - like Alfie Kohn - have no business spouting off what they think is the solutions to solving all of the educational problems. If you've never taught in an elementary or secondary school, then you shouldn't be allowed to write a book on the subject. Stick with collegiate stuff.