At a glance:
- Author: Jonathan Kozol
- First Published: 2007
- Type of Work: Education, memoir
- Time of Work: 1964 to the early twenty-first century
- Setting: Mainly Boston
- Genres: Nonfiction
- Subjects: Teaching or teachers, United States or Americans, Twentieth century, Education or educators, Twenty-first century, Schools or school life, Lower classes, Public schools
As a new teacher in Boston in the 1960’s, Jonathan Kozol began what would become his lifelong careeradvocating for students in America’s inner-city public schools. Previously, Kozol had majored in literature at Harvard University; he had spent time in England as a Rhodes Scholar, then in Paris studying writing. In 1964, upon returning to the United States, Kozol decided that he wanted to teach in the public schools. The fact that he had no preparation as a teacher proved unimportant, with Boston embroiled at that time in violent controversy about racial integration, with...
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