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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Political leaders in New York tended to point to shifting economic factors, such as a serious budget crisis in the middle s, rather than to the changing racial demographics of ehame student population, as the explanation for these steep declines in services.

A captive audience for a perspective too many people don’t know enough about. Additionally, Kozol is able to offer reasons why minorities typically receive lower quality educations and jonatyan not continuing or even jonqthan their high school education, those being that inner-city schools are mainly career orientated, receive tremendous budget cuts, there is no hope that the kids can succeed, and kids simply not being informed that college was even an option.

In other words, apartheid – not directly by law, but indirectly. Want to Read saving…. How do you convince the nation that the way our country organizes its educational system is inherently racist and actively serves to promise racial segregation, when o can’t get people to admit that white privilege is a thing.

This book helped me to think more critically about the structure of education in the United States, hence the four stars.

The values of the parents and the kids themselves must have a role in this as well…. It describes how, in the United States, black and Hispanic students tend to be concentrated in schools where they make up almost the entire student body. This book was very inspiring and should be read by all so that they can truly kkozol how tough it is for some children these days to get a good education, which is a right that is supposed thw be given to all.


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Another issue with the schools being treated improperly is that although the schools desperately need money, there is nobody willing to invest. Soon after this, Kozol became a school teacher for the Boston Public School system, where he draws many of his experiences for The Shame of the Nation. San Antonio Independent School District v. A friend of mine who was a first-year teacher shamd a Harlem high school told me she had 40 students in her class but only 30 chairs, so some of her students lf to sit on windowsills or lean against the walls.

Board of Education to bring to light the injustice served to countless school aged children, Mr. The Shame Of The Nation: He had made uonathan references throughout the book stating that sometimes the actions used to control the kids resembled techniques used to train a dog. Consequently, the curriculum was not antion around student’s needs jonatjan interests, but instead around a piece of paper with bubbles to fill in. Feb 12, David Nessipbekov rated it it was amazing Shelves: Among the choices not marketed is a college education.

You know you don’tI don’t like to get political, but if we would rather spend yuge thhe of money on a wall, a proposition fraught with difficulty, than solve the problems such as ones outlined in this book, there is something intrinsically wrong with this nation. It was a very insightful book that provided an in-depth look at the vast differences between rural and inner-city schools.

Overall this book was very credible, interesting, inspiring, and made me greatly appreciate my situation. The points he was making about our completely dysfunctional educational system rang very true but I found myself getting so depressed. This story was informative, reliable and credible, making an impact on me.


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The issue is that there is such a lack of funding, in result there is frequent testing of the students to see where the school place. At our school we have options as to what classes we can choose. Since the early s, when the federal courts began dismantling the landmark ruling in Brown v. That is ov shameful. In the first chapter of this text, Kozol examines the current state of segregation within the urban school system.

In another elementary school, which had been built to hold 1, children but was packed to bursting with some 1, boys and girls, the principal poured out his feelings to me in a room in which a plastic garbage bag had been attached somehow to cover part of jation collapsing ceiling. It is very clear that if these two groups integrated there would be equal education.

The Shame of the Nation | Jonathan Kozol

It is inspiring that after all these decades, Kozol is still angry about these inequalities, and eloquently so. Jonathan Kozol takes a strong stand on the corrupt school system of modern times.

Board of Education dismantled the previous policy of de jure segregated schools and their concept of “separate but equal”.

John Hope Franklin, James Sahme. The influence of managerial thinking continues into urban high schools, where students are strongly encouraged to select a ‘career path’ during their freshman year, so they may tailor their course work. No trivia or quizzes yet. It is inspiring that afer all these decades, Kozol is still angry about these inequalities, and eloquently so.