By Jonathan Kozol
Because the early Eighties, while the federal courts started dismantling the landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of schooling, segregation of black childrens has reverted to its maximum point on account that 1968. In many inner-city faculties, a stick-and-carrot approach to behavioral keep an eye on often utilized in prisons is now used with scholars. in the meantime, as high-stakes trying out takes on pathological and punitive dimensions, liberal schooling has been more and more changed via culturally barren and robot tools of guide that may be rejected out of hand by means of faculties that serve the mainstream of society.
Filled with the passionate voices of kids, principals, and academics, and a few of the main respected leaders within the black group, The disgrace of the Nation can pay tribute to these undefeated educators who persist opposed to the chances, yet without delay demanding situations the chilling practices now being pressured upon our city structures. of their position, Kozol bargains a humane, dramatic problem to our kingdom to meet eventually the promise made a few 50 years in the past to all our youngest electorate.