Summary: National Book Award-winning author Jonathan Kozol presents his shocking account of the American educational system in this stunning New York Times bestseller, which has sold more than 250,000 hardcover copies.
Edition/Copyright:91 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Perennial Library Year Published: 1991 International: No
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Kozol, Jonathan :
Jonathan Kozol has been awarded the National Book Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award. His book Savage Inequalities was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and became a national bestseller.
"An impassioned book, laced with anger and indignation, about how our public education system scorns so many of our children."
--New York Times Book Review
"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 years.'"
-- Emily Mitchell, Time
"This book digs so deeply into the tragedy of the American system of public education that it wrenches the reader's 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
"Moving .... Shocking.... Heartbreaking. A superb, heart-wrenching portrait of the resolute injustice which decimates so many of America's urban schools. "
-- David Garrow, author of Bearing the Cross
"I was unprepared for the horror and shame I felt .... Savage Inequalities is a savage indictment.... Everyone should read this important book."
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