Saturday, February 18, 2006

Jonathan Kozol at Sac State

“Today’s most eloquent spokesman for America’s disenfranchised.”
The Chicago Sun Times

Thursday, February 23rd 8 p.m Cal State Sacramento
Lecture, "Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America," author Jonathan Kozol, National Book Award winner, 8 p.m., University Union Ballroom, $10 general/$5 Sacramento State students. Tickets at Sacramento State Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or
"Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win." ~ Jonathan Kozol

Background (From Wikipedia):
His most recent book is The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America, which was released September 13, 2005. Kozol documents the continuing and often worsening segregation in public schools in the United States, and the increasing influence of neoconservative ideology on the way children, particularly children of color and poor children, are educated.

Kozol is still active in advocating for public education in the United States and is an outspoken critic of the voucher movement. He continues to condemn the vicious inequalities of education and speaks unrelentingly of the apparently perpetual apartheid of black and Hispanic children in the deeply segregated public schools of almost every major city of the nation.

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