This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Jonathan Kozol - An author and leftist social advocate who began his career as a teacher in disadvantaged schools during the 60s.
Raymond Abbott - A disadvantaged child whose friends and family bring a case against New Jersey for failing to educate the child properly or to give the child resources equal to those in nearby public schools.
Alexander - An articulate student in a poor, but creative, New York school who sees privilege as a self-perpetuating system.
William Bennett - A callous, hard-line, Education Secretary to the president whose term...
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