Friday, August 04, 2006

The Shame of the Nation by Jonathan Kozol

The Shame of the Nation delivers a devastating expose of the de-facto segregation in American public schools.

Author Jonathan Kozol pulls no punches as he reviews the segregation of students by color and income and sums up the reality as a "restoration of apartheid schooling in America".

This book will and should make you uncomfortable. Fifty years removed from Brown vs. Board of Education, The Shame of the Nation reveals overcrowded classes in rotting school buildings, promising students forced into menial job training courses, and the obscene funding differences between rich and poor schools.

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