By Jonathan Kozol
Because the early Nineteen Eighties, whilst the federal courts begun dismantling the landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of schooling, segregation of black teenagers has reverted to its maximum point considering 1968. In many inner-city faculties, a stick-and-carrot approach to behavioral keep watch over normally utilized in prisons is now used with scholars. in the meantime, as high-stakes trying out takes on pathological and punitive dimensions, liberal schooling has been more and more changed through culturally barren and robot tools of guide that may be rejected out of hand through faculties that serve the mainstream of society.
Filled with the passionate voices of kids, principals, and lecturers, and a few of the main respected leaders within the black group, The disgrace of the Nation will pay tribute to these undefeated educators who persist opposed to the chances, yet without delay demanding situations the chilling practices now being pressured upon our city platforms. of their position, Kozol deals a humane, dramatic problem to our country to satisfy ultimately the promise made a few 50 years in the past to all our youngest electorate.