does anything spring to mind that I should research to use to tear him up?
JONATHAN KOZOL TO SPEAK IN INDIANAPOLIS OCTOBER 8
Students, educators, and the general public are invited to
explore the literacy challenges in urban areas and the spiritual and
moral qualities of urban children when educator and author Jonathan
Kozol presents a free public lecture on Friday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m.
at The Marott Grand Ballroom, 2625 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis at Fall
In the passion of the civil rights campaigns of 1964 and 1965, Kozol moved
from Harvard Square into a poor black neighborhood of Boston and became a
fourth grade teacher in the Boston public schools. He has since devoted
three decades to issues of education and social justice in America.
A description of his first year as a teacher, DEATH AT AN EARLY AGE, was
published in 1967 and received the 1968 National Book Award in Science,
Philosophy and Religion. Regarded as a classic by educators, it has sold
more than two million copies in the United States and Europe. His 1995 book,
AMAZING GRACE: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation,
described his visits to the South Bronx of New York, the poorest
congressional district of America. AMAZING GRACE received the Anisfield-Wolf
Book Award in 1996, an honor previously granted to the works of Langston
Hughes and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Kozol is a fierce defender of public schools and an outspoken critic of the
voucher movement. He has been described by the Chicago Sun-Times as "today's
most eloquent spokesman for America's disenfranchised." Kozol received a
summa cum laude degree in English literature from Harvard University and was
awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford. Booksales, booksignings and a
reception will follow the program, which is co-sponsored by IMCPL and the
Indiana University School of Library and Information Science-Indianapolis.
Teachers all over the US send their kids to private school at a higher proportion than the average. IOW they don't believe public schools are as good. The House and Senate members DO NOT send their kids to public schools in Washington D.C. not one of them. This guy believes in state education over and above a good education. Not to be trusted with what's yours, be it money or kids.
If Bill Clinton was such a champion for public schools, why didn't Chelsea go to one?
Here are the facts, a talented, educated woman had two career choices 40 years ago. Nursing and teaching. Now the teaching profession gets those who would be fired anyplace else.
Note, this is from my mom, a former president of her local AFT.
Did someone let an owl out of it's cage?