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During the decades after Brown v. Board of Education there was terrific progress. Tens of thousands of public schools were integrated racially. During that time the gap between black and white achievement narrowed. Jonathan Kozol#Education 72
Jonathan Kozol#Education 72
The cause of homelessness is lack of housing. Jonathan Kozol#Uncategorized 67
Jonathan Kozol#Uncategorized 67
It is a commonplace by now to say that the urban school systems of America contain a higher percentage of Negro children each year. Jonathan Kozol#America 64
Jonathan Kozol#America 64
I am opposed to the use of public funds for private education. Jonathan Kozol#Education 61
Jonathan Kozol#Education 61
I once made a check of all books in my fourth-grade classroom. Of the slightly more than six hundred books, almost one quarter had been published prior to the bombing of Hiroshima; 60 percent were either ten years old or older. Jonathan Kozol#Uncategorized 55
Jonathan Kozol#Uncategorized 55
If there are amazing graces on this earth, I believe that they are these good children sent to us by God and not yet soiled by the knowledge that their nation does not love them. Jonathan Kozol#Poverty 52
Jonathan Kozol#Poverty 52
Wonderful teachers should never let themselves be drill sergeants for the state. Jonathan Kozol#Uncategorized 52
Jonathan Kozol#Uncategorized 52
The inequalities are greater now than in '92. Some states have equalized per-pupil spending but they set the 'equal level' very low, so that wealthy districts simply raise extra money privately. Jonathan Kozol#Money 49
Jonathan Kozol#Money 49
I believe we need a national amendment which will guarantee every child in America the promise of not just an equal education but a high-quality equal education. Jonathan Kozol#Education 44
Jonathan Kozol#Education 44
I went to Washington to challenge the soft bigotry of low expectations, Jonathan Kozol#DeceptionLying 43
Jonathan Kozol#DeceptionLying 43
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