Jonathan Kozol discusses the inequalities inflicted upon poor children. Kozol has persistently crossed the lines of class and race, first as a teacher, then as an author of books about the children he has called “the outcasts of our nation’s ingenuity.” His new book, Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-five Years Among the Poorest Children in America, is about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, young men and women who have come of age in one of the most destitute communities of the United States.
Jonathan Kozol is a prominent education activist and commentator. But first, nearly 40 years ago he was a young, idealistic public school teacher in inner-city Boston. Letters to a Young Teacher is a series of letters written to Francesca, a first-grade teacher at an inner-city public school, on how to ...
On today's show, a Pakistani-born professor of an American university explains his work to change post-9/11 mutual misperceptions between the US and Muslim countries. Also, prominent education activist Jonathan Kozol explains what it takes to survive the first year of teaching in an inner-city public school. We'll also find out ...
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