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2005

The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America

Why are America's schools more separate than ever?

Christian Science Monitor

09/20/05

Americans have long celebrated the brave children who faced down fear and hatred to integrate schools after the Supreme Court's landmark 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education. But where is the zeal to finish the project of educational equity? Jonathan Kozol, a onetime teacher and longtime children's advocate, continues to use every conscience-gripping word in his arsenal to try to revive such zeal. The title of his new book, 'The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America,' is just the beginning of Kozol's excoriations of a system that cuts certain children off from the most basic of opportunities. He goes on to use such eye-popping terms as 'totalitarian' and 'internment,' and quotes someone describing a racially isolated school district as America's 'Soweto,' the South African township in which children standing up to apartheid schooling were massacred by police...

//www.csmonitor.com/2005/0920/p13s01-bogn.html


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