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Old 03-24-2024, 07:45 PM
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Now, there's a name I haven't heard in a while.

Nice that he's still out there pushing.

Jonathan Kozol Fought School Inequality for Decades. Here’s One Final Plea.
With his latest, and last, book, the 87-year-old writer refuses fals
e optimism.
There are certain motifs in Jonathan Kozol’s half-century of writing about America’s failure to adequately educate poor Black and Hispanic children, which began with “Death at an Early Age,” a blistering account of his year teaching in the Boston Public Schools. Decrepit school buildings with rancid bathrooms and leaking ceilings. Students stultified by scripted curriculums and endless test prep. Bleak urban neighborhoods with neglected parks, crumbling apartments and harried, underpaid teachers. The despair is punctuated by bright and vivacious children, who bluntly note the obvious unfairness that adults have trained themselves to overlook.
Now, at 87, he has published “An End to Inequality,” his 15th book — and his last, he says. It is an unapologetic cri de coeur about the shortcomings of the schools that serve poor Black and Hispanic children, and thus, the moral failure of the nation to end the inequality he has documented for decades.
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Old 03-25-2024, 05:31 AM
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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Underscoring the tragedy is the apparent complete surrender by black community leaders in Boston, to despair. The only hope, in 2024, is to go begging to so-called white churches for "reparations" to keep the community viable. What will happen to Boston's black community?

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