Jonathan Kozol





Jonathan Kozol


Born
in Boston, MA, The United States
September 05, 1936

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Jonathan Kozol is a non-fiction writer, educator, and activist best known for his work towards reforming American public schools. Upon graduating from Harvard, he received a Rhodes scholarship. After returning to the United States, Kozol became a teacher in the Boston Public Schools, until he was fired for teaching a Langston Hughes poem. Kozol has held two Guggenheim Fellowships, has twice been a fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation, and has also received fellowships from the Field and Ford Foundations. Most recently, Kozol has founded and is running a non-profit called Education Action. The group is dedicated to grassroots organizing of teachers across the country who wish to push back against NCLB and the most recent Supreme Court decisi ...more

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“There is something deeply hypocritical in a society that holds an inner-city child only eight years old "accountable" for her performance on a high-stakes standardized exam but does not hold the high officials of our government accountable for robbing her of what they gave their own kids six or seven years before.”
Jonathan Kozol, The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America

“A dream does not die on its own. A dream is vanquished by the choices ordinary people make about real things in their own lives...”
Jonathan Kozol, Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation

“Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.”
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