The Survival of Education
Against The Current vol. 134

Olson, Peter
http://www.solidarity-us.org//node/1481

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/05/2008
Year Published:  2008  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13414

I remember reading Jonathan Kozol’s Savage Inequalities as a student activist, when becoming a teacher was an abstract and somewhat romanticized idea floating around my head. I was moved by the politically sharp but also deeply humanizing way in which Kozol documented how institutional racism and class inequality shape the experiences of students in American schools, a reality that all of us who have been educated in this country have experienced first-hand in one way or another.

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