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Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools

Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools

National Book Award-winning author Jonathan Kozol presents his shocking account of the American educational system in this stunning "New York Times" bestseller, which has sold more than 250,000 hardcover copies."An impassioned book, laced with anger and indignation, about how our public education system scorns so many of our children." "--New York Times Book Review"

To the Reader - A Clarification About Dates and Data in This Book

Looking Backward: 1964–1991

Chapter 1. Life on the Mississippi: East St. Louis, Illinois

Chapter 2. Other People’s Children: North Lawndale and the South Side of Chicago

Chapter 3. The Savage Inequalities of Public Education in New York

Chapter 4. Children of the City Invincible: Camden, New Jersey

Chapter 5. The Equality of Innocence: Washington, D.C.

Chapter 6. The Dream Deferred, Again, in San Antonio

APPENDIX - Comparisons of School Funding in Three Geographical Regions