How was your day at school today?” This is a question that many of us ask our children each day. Jonathan. Kozol author of The Shame of The Nation main-. Jonathan Kozol’s The Shame of the Nation takes the reader on a tour through schools largely in the New York and Boston areas ravaged by the effects of. In their place, Kozol offers a humane, dramatic challenge to our nation to fulfill of the most revered leaders in the black community, The Shame of the Nation pays \Jonathan Kozol is the National Book Award–winning author of Death at an.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. One of the biggest problems leading to unobtainable education is funding issues. There is more to be done, and there is more we can do.

It really does make it a question of haves and have-nots. We do not have. I know that what I was reading was reliable because of his passion for the topic along with with his connection he displays with the students he talks with. Natikn the book Kozol has shown himself to be a strong advocate of equal education and desegregation.

I appreciated how thoughtfully he articulated his arguments, and the subject matter deserves deep thoughts. It all starts with one. At each of these schools he unveils awful conditions that the inner city children still go through after 15 years ago when the federal courts began to dismantle the the ruling of Brown vs. In many inner-city schools, a stick-and-carrot method of behavioral control traditionally used in prisons is now used with jonnathan.

Please read this book. kzool

We can see that he genuinely cares for the best of every student and wants to make a change. I was impressed with the factual nature of the presentation.

Elizabeth had very careful, nattion small, and neatly formed handwriting. One of the most heart-wrenching topics that Kozol recognizes is how people provide little hope to these urban students.

The Shame of the Nation

He sheds light on the inequalities that exist within them which the privileged may be blind too. In one example, a primarily white school offers drama club and AP classes, and the nearby primarily black school requires classes like hairdressing. Scripted programs such as ‘ Success for All ‘ drive curriculum changes, using models adapted from industrial efficiency and Taylorism. Tens of thousands of black and Hispanic students were in schools like these, in which half the student body started classes very early in the morning and departed just before or after lunch, while the other half did not begin their schoolday until noon.


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Board of Education to bring to light the injustice served to countless school aged children, Mr. Kozol goes on to point out the lack of segregation within the urban communities that surround these schools, specifically mentioning the residential segregation on New York Citywhich matches levels from the s.

The letter that affected me the most, however, had been written by a child named Elizabeth.

What does a third grader know about these big-time questions about what is fair and what is not, and what is right and what is wrong? My TFA folks–think about the schools where you taught, is it true? Sep 03, MikeO rated it liked it.

A prophetic work that sears our conscience for the high ideals of racial justice we have all too willingly betrayed. This book is a good one, but it is a hard read and as a teacher who sees these issues first hand, it gets off blood boiling.

However, the town I live in is predominantly a white town and therefore the student body is dominated by white students, so I never really thought o the segregation issues that Kozol points out.

Throughout the jonathsn Kozol has shown himself to be a strong advocate o In this book Jonathan Kozol shares an articulate story about the flawed education system that shamefully exists today. The values of the parents and the kids themselves must have a role in this as well….

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Kozol argues that pre-school education is crucial for children in order to develop at a normal rate, teachers curriculum is so based on standardized testing that they are not allowed to be creative and explore different ideas when lesson planning, test scores do not define someones worth or value, funding is very hard for most school districts especially those in lower income neighborhoodsand that integration helps blacks become more successful in the real world by allowing students to become more adjusted to white culture and collaborating with whites so blacks aren’t so socially stressed when they go out into the real world which is mostly white dominated.


Board of Educationsegregation of black children has reverted to its highest level since Kozol and the educators mentioned in this book are very brave for sharing the struggles of the American student in what is obviously a very broken system. He is able to write in such a way that keeps the reader engaged while motivating them to want to join in on efforts being made to push for change.

Over the last 15 years, the state of inner-city public schools has been in a steep and continuing decline.

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The overall message of the book was eye opening and makes you appreciate what you have in your life. This story was informative, reliable and credible, making an impact on me. But this is the issue with thieb schools, people do not realize how difficult it is to learn when the school is falling apart all around them.

Overall, Jonathan Kozol’s book, The Shame of the Nation, was a very informative emotional and reliable story to read but, it natiin have been shortened so it was not so repetitive. Most also understand that a considerably higher level of taxation for our public schools, if equitably allocated on the basis of real syame, would make it possible for ahame more children from poor neighborhoods to enter the admissions pool for the distinguished colleges and universities their own children attend.

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