About the Program
Author and education activist Jonathan Kozol was our guest for In Depth on Sunday, September 6, 2009. Mr. Kozol is the author of over a dozen books, including The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America, Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools, and Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts and Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools that was the recipient of the National Book Award for Science, Philosophy, and Religion in 1968. Mr. Kozol is the founder of Education Action an organization that advocates against the government’s No Child Left Behind legislation and promotes educational reform in the public school system.
Jonathan Kozol is the author of The Fume of Poppies: A Novel (1958), Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts and Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools (1967), Free Schools (1972), The Night is Dark and I am Far From Home (1975), Children of the Revolution (1978), Prisoners of Silence: Breaking the Bonds of Adult Illiteracy in the United States (1980), On Being a Teacher (1981), Alternative Schools: A Guide for Educators and Parents (1982), Illiterate America (1985), Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America (1988), Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools (1991), Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation (1995), Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the Years of Hope (2000), The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America (2005), Letters to a Young Teacher (2007).