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Savage Inequalities by Jonathan Kozol
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Apr 06, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: sociology-race
Read in January, 1996

Excellent book, Kozol visits public schools in different areas of the country and explores how funding disparities due to the continued reliance on property taxes for school funding, directly disadvantage poor children in poor communities. He uncovers the unflappable positive attitude of children trapped in run-down, horrendous schools, how it effects their learning, what it says about how the rest of the society view certain groups (and what these children internalize) and how that effects their ability to compete on any meaningful level as adults.

Very poignant, started a lot of discussions about school reform in the 90's, unfortunately, the Charter System has been churned out as the answer, which it isn't.
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