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Jonathan Kozol Todays Society
410 wordsThe first book I read was Rachel and Her Children, by Jonathan Kozol. The author created an image in the readers mind of the harsh circumstances and living conditions of todays homeless families. Through his personal encounters and interviews with these families he dramatizes the effects of the living conditions on the psychological and physical health of the homeless, especially the children and pregnant women. The author thought it seemed almost contradictory to call these people "homeless." T...
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Thing With Feathers Amazing Grace Hope
872 wordsThey Cry. They Suffer. People Die. They Pray (131). Throughout Amazing Grace, a bestseller by Jonathon Kozol, I was torn between the feelings of hope and hopelessness. On one page I would be crying, on the next rejoicing. I found both despair and faith woven in the stories of the children from Harlem and the Bronx. These children, who were born into a life most of us couldnt begin to imagine, live in a constant roller coaster-type reality. There is so much danger in their lives, one has to wonde...
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South Bronx Alcohol Abuse
1,952 wordsAt first glance, it seems that the author is going to take us on yet another journalistic ride through the land of the poor. Similar to the ones you read about, or hear in the news. However, this is not the case; the real underlying theme is what is society doing about the plight of the poor? Kozol uses the views of children to emphasize that these reports on living conditions are not being obtained by disgruntled adults, but from innocent children whose only misfortune was being born to this pa...
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Feel As Though They Matter Columbine Shooting Schools
413 wordsViolence has always in been schools for as long as anyone can remember. However, the days of small skirmishes in the hallway between two students are of the least of problems. Today students are much more hostile in schools, and every time the news hits the TV talking about another school shooting it makes everyone involved with schools paranoid, prejudice, and frightened. But what is even more frightening then the acts themselves is the question WHY? . Why did two teenage boys one day decide to...
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Greatest Happiness Principle John Stuart Mill
1,314 words... urt, anguish, and despair. Yet, shouldnt we strive to provide a good future for all? This concept of the most amount of good for the most amount of people is called Utilitarianism. Contrary to popular belief, the United States doesnt believe in such a state of being. Instead, through capitalism and economic globalization the United States has proven to believe in the exact opposite of utilitarianism. The United States has always been based on the principles of capitalism; however, the presen...
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Living In Poverty Children Under The Age
749 wordsBy: dana E-mail: Most Americans are insulted from the poor; it is hard to imagine the challenges of poverty, the daily fears of victimization, the frustration of not being able to provide for a child. Poverty is something that not only effects adults, but children as well. When we think of poverty in America what is the image that comes to mind? An old dilapidated shack in southern Alabama? or a rat infested tenement house in New York City? According to the book Faces of Poverty, the author, Jil...
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City Schools School Systems
974 wordsOne of the most significant issues raised in public education in recent years is the radical difference that exists in funding levels between wealth and poor school districts. "Many states have allotted educational funding related to tax revenues, and this has determined a higher level of educational spending in wealthy neighborhoods and a much lower level of spending for inner-city poor and rural poor communities" (Friday 15). A number of states have considered and implemented plans for the equ...
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Institutional Racism Ruling Class
1,087 wordsIn his book Savage Inequalities Jonathan Kozol aimed to describe the conditions that prevail in some of Americas public schools. The facts he mentioned in the book were based on his personal experience after visiting a great number of schools in approximately 30 neighborhoods. The emphasis he did was that there was a significant disparity in conditions between the schools from the poor communities and those from wealthier ones. Kozol found such inequality outrageous, for a poor child when starti...
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Savage Inequalities Property Tax
1,214 words. Kozol feels that the way in which we fund public schools is arcane and unfair (54). Since most areas in the US rely on property tax in order to fund education, the poorer districts are at a disadvantage over the wealthy districts because of lack of income. This is a problem because the wealthy schools keep getting wealthier and the poor schools keep getting poorer. For example Kozol points to the inner city schools of Chicago in comparison with a suburban high school (New Trier). He states tha...
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Profits Churches Community Centers Illiteracy
534 wordsThe Human Cost of an Illiterate Society Jonathan Kozol I agree slightly with Kozol, that widespread illiteracy may undermine democracy in the United States. Kozol says that illiteracy undermines democracy in the US since most illiterates do not vote. He claims that even when they do vote, illiterates are almost certain to vote not by ideology or political platform, but for whomever they can remember from a street sign or television ad. Kozol also claims that since 60 million people in the US are...
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Jonathan Kozol Everyday Life
617 wordsIt is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle s point is that once we have been educated, through schools or our parents, we have the choice to accept or decline different ideas. Perhaps the most important aspect of education is learning to read and write. Literacy is the basis of education and yet not everyone has luck of being literate. In Jonathan Kozol s The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society the author discusses the ways in which illit...
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Today Society Jonathan Kozol
416 wordsThe first book I read was Rachel and Her Children, by Jonathan Kozol. The author created an image in the reader? s mind of the harsh circumstances and living conditions of today? s homeless families. Through his personal encounters and interviews with these families he dramatizes the effects of the living conditions on the psychological and physical health of the homeless, especially the children and pregnant women. The author thought it seemed almost contradictory to call these people homeless....
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Savage Inequalities Head Start
1,439 wordsIn Savage Inequalities, Jonathan Kozol documents the devastating inequalities in American schools, focusing on public educations savage inequalities between affluent districts and poor districts. From 1988 till 1990, Kozol visited schools in over thirty neighborhoods, including East St. Louis, the Bronx, Chicago, Harlem, Jersey City, and San Antonio. Kozol describes horrifying conditions in these schools. He spends a chapter on each area, and provides a description of the city and a historical b...
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U S Schools Make More Money
3,109 wordsJonathan Savage Inequalities Savage Inequalities Jonathan Kozol's Savage Inequalities is a haunting, disturbing look at the condition of some of Americas schools. Throughout the book, he describes the conditions in several cities: crumbling school buildings, teachers who do not care about the students, astronomical dropout rates, abysmal environments, and much more. Savage Inequalities posits that the leading problem in the school system is the condition of these neglected schools, and that this...
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