Race & Class in Public Education
Public schools are a political and social battleground infused with issues of race and class. A recent study found that since the landmark Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation, some schools today are more segregated and less equal than in 1954.
For decades, as a public school teacher and author, Jonathan Kozol has documented inequities in the U.S. education system. He won the National Book Award for Death At An Early Age. His other books include Amazing Grace, Illiterate America and The Shame of the Nation.