The Shame of the Nation

The Shame of the Nation

The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America

Downloadable Audiobook - 2005
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"The nation needs to be confronted with the crime that we2re committing and the promises we are betraying. This is a book about betrayal of the young, who have no power to defend themselves. It is not intended to make readers comfortable." Over the past several years, Jonathan Kozol has visited nearly 60 public schools. Over the past several years, Jonathan Kozol has visited nearly 60 public schools. Virtually everywhere, he finds that conditions have grown worse for inner-city children in the 15 years since federal courts began dismantling the landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. First, a state of nearly absolute apartheid now prevails in thousands of our schools. The segregation of black children has reverted to a level that the nation has not seen since 1968. Few of the students in these schools know white children any longer. Second, a protomilitary form of discipline has now emerged, modeled on stick-and-carrot methods of behavioral control traditionally used in prisons but targeted exclusively at black and Hispanic children.
Publisher: [Santa Ana, Calif.] : Books on Tape, 2005
ISBN: 0739350102 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
9780739350102 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Branch Call Number: eAUDFILE 379.263 KOZ
Additional Contributors: Dean, Robertson

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