Jun 30 2006

“The Shame of the Nation”

The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America
GUEST: Jonathan Kozol, author of “The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America,” previous book, “Savage Inequalities”

The Shame of the Nation

Despite the gains made after the 1954 desegregation ruling Brown Versus Board of Education, schools today are more segregated than ever. My guest Jonathan Kozol, well known for his books about the American educational system and children’s rights, such as Savage Inequalities, has a new book out. It’s called “The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America.” Kozol visited 60 schools in 11 states over a five-year period and found that schools in the US are racially segregated, and that wealthy white suburbanites receive far better facilities and resources for their children than poor children of color. Kozol believes that a new civil rights movement will be necessary to eradicate the injustices of the educational system.

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  1. marian thomason 01 Sep 2006 at 10:30 pm

    Sonali, Thank you for your commitment and courage for standing up for the oppressed of this land and the world!! I have read the book, The Shame of The Nation and would like to know if you can give me an address or way to contact Mr. Kozol, because I and other parents in my community are dealing with discrimination and other education issues and would like to speak to about ways to handle them.

    my e-mail address: marian.thomas@att.net

    Thank you