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A 'Divine' Inspiration

Author and education activist Jonathan Kozol signs his new book, Shame of the Nation, after speaking at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in September.
Author and education activist Jonathan Kozol signs his new book, Shame of the Nation, after speaking at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in September. Appearing as part of Teachers College's BookTalk series and sponsored by the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Kozol minced no words in decrying the re-segregation of American schools, which he described as "educational apartheid" at "pre-Brown vs. Board of Education levels." Kozol asked his audience why schools named for Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Thurgood Marshall have become "the racially separated, educationally poor" institutions that those civil rights icons spent their lives trying to eradicate.

Published Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005

A 'Divine' Inspiration

Author and education activist Jonathan Kozol signs his new book, Shame of the Nation, after speaking at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in September. Appearing as part of Teachers College's BookTalk series and sponsored by the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Kozol minced no words in decrying the re-segregation of American schools, which he described as "educational apartheid" at "pre-Brown vs. Board of Education levels." Kozol asked his audience why schools named for Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Thurgood Marshall have become "the racially separated, educationally poor" institutions that those civil rights icons spent their lives trying to eradicate.
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