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.
Amazing book. Kozol does it again. :)
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