Jonathan Kozol Biography

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"Like some secular Savonarola, Jonathan Kozol has railed against complacency for more than thirty years," wrote Newsweek's Ellis Cose. Kozol is a well-known activist and writer who has focused his writings and efforts on ending illiteracy, improving the economic conditions of the poverty-stricken, and pricking the consciences of affluent Americans. Since his early account of teaching at a public school in Roxbury, MA, Death at an Early Age, many of his writings have pertained to his career as a public school advocate and educator and his experience as an activist on education issues. In Free Schools, he recounts his experiences in setting up a free school in Boston. Illiterate America, a seminal work in Kozol's exploration of illiteracy, draws on the author's background as a grass-roots organizer to outline his proposal for dealing with the problem of illiteracy in the United States. In Rachel and Her Children...

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