Jonathan Kozol | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Robert B. Nordberg

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Jonathan Kozol.
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"Free Schools" is a sort of handbook for educational revolutionaries—a curiously unrevolutionary one. Mr. Kozol, having been through some of the organizational and administrative side of life, now realizes that somebody has to direct, that decisions have to be made, that there are limits to what can be done. He often sounds quite annoyed with the intemperate zeal of some of his fellow reformers. (p. 31)

Books on organizing and administering a revolution can't be as interesting as books on the need for one, and "Free Schools" is not spellbinding. Its style is prosaic, business-like. If it sacrifices something in excitement, it gains in its responsible tone. Oh, there are a few of the filthy words necessary to the respectablity of a revolutionary book, but Mr. Kozol's heart doesn't seem...

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