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    When I was teaching in the 1960s

    “When I was teaching in the 1960s in Boston, there was a great deal of hope in the air. Martin Luther King Jr. was alive, Malcolm X was alive; great, great leaders were emerging from the southern freedom movement.”

    — Jonathan Kozol

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    The contrasts between what is spent today

    “The contrasts between what is spent today to educate a child in the poorest New York City neighborhoods, where teacher salaries are often even lower than the city averages, and spending levels in the wealthiest suburban areas are daunting challenges to any hope New Yorkers might retain that even semblances of fairness still prevail.”

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    The primary victims of Katrina, those who

    “The primary victims of Katrina, those who were given the least help by the government, those rescued last or not at all, were overwhelmingly people of color largely hidden from the mainstream of society.”

    — Jonathan Kozol

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    At that time, I had recently finished

    “At that time, I had recently finished a book called Amazing Grace, which many people tell me is a very painful book to read. Well, if it was painful to read, it was also painful to write. I had pains in my chest for two years while I was writing that book.”

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    So long as these kinds of inequalities

    “So long as these kinds of inequalities persist, all of us who are given expensive educations have to live with the knowledge that our victories are contaminated because the game has been rigged to our advantage.”

    — Jonathan Kozol

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    By far the most important factor in

    “By far the most important factor in the success or failure of any school, far more important than tests or standards or business-model methods of accountability, is simply attracting the best-educated, most exciting young people into urban schools and keeping them there.”

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    At that time, I had recently finished

    “At that time, I had recently finished a book called Amazing Grace, which many people tell me is a very painful book to read. Well, if it was painful to read, it was also painful to write. I had pains in my chest for two years while I was writing that book.”

    — Jonathan Kozol

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    By far the most important factor in

    “By far the most important factor in the success or failure of any school, far more important than tests or standards or business-model methods of accountability, is simply attracting the best-educated, most exciting young people into urban schools and keeping them there.”

    — Jonathan Kozol

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    The contrasts between what is spent today

    “The contrasts between what is spent today to educate a child in the poorest New York City neighborhoods, where teacher salaries are often even lower than the city averages, and spending levels in the wealthiest suburban areas are daunting challenges to any hope New Yorkers might retain that even semblances of fairness still prevail.”

    — Jonathan Kozol

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    Racial segregation has come back to public

    “Racial segregation has come back to public education with a vengeance.”

    — Jonathan Kozol

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    During the decades after Brown v. Board

    “During the decades after Brown v. Board of Education there was terrific progress. Tens of thousands of public schools were integrated racially. During that time the gap between black and white achievement narrowed.”

    — Jonathan Kozol

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    I believe we need a national amendment

    “I believe we need a national amendment which will guarantee every child in America the promise of not just an equal education but a high-quality equal education.”

    — Jonathan Kozol

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    A great deal has been written in

    “A great deal has been written in recent years about the purported lack of motivation in the children of the Negro ghettos. Little in my experience supports this, yet the phrase has been repeated endlessly, and the blame in almost all cases is placed somewhere outside the classroom.”

    — Jonathan Kozol

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    I am opposed to the use of

    “I am opposed to the use of public funds for private education.”

    — Jonathan Kozol

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    Apartheid education, rarely mentioned in the press

    “Apartheid education, rarely mentioned in the press or openly confronted even among once-progressive educators, is alive and well and rapidly increasing now in the United States.”

    — Jonathan Kozol

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