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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many years did Kozol spend visiting schools and speaking with children about their schools and neighborhoods?
2. What court decision found that segregated institutions for black people could exist as long as they were equal to those open to white people?
3. How does the Post-Dispatch describe East St. Louis, Illinois?
4. What types of schools does the Chicago public school system lack?
5. What public service does Kozol mention that East St. Louis lacks?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where does Kozol go on his journey to speak with students in the public school system? How does Kozol choose the schools that he visited?
2. How does Kozol describe the neighborhoods in which the urban schools he visited were located?
3. How does Kozol describe East St. Louis?
4. How does the pre-desegregation of schools compare to the post-desegregation?
5. What does the media, parents, and teachers think the issue is with public education?
6. Compare Coral Hawkins to the gospel teacher at Mary McLeod Bethune School.
7. How did East St. Louis become so poor?
8. Why is employment limited in East St. Louis?
9. Describe the urban public school that Kozol taught in while in Boston.
10. How does Kozol describe the township of Sauget?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What are some of the difference that exist between urban schools and suburban schools in East Lawndale (Chapter 1, Life on the Mississippi) and North Lawndale (Chapter 2, Other People's Children)? Based on Kozol's account of the school systems, why do these differences exist? What are some ways that these differences can be eliminated? Please use specific examples from the book.
Essay Topic 2
Kozol shows the financial differences between the amount that public urban schools spend per pupil and the amount that public suburban schools spend per pupil. Why do these differences exist? Why don't the parents of students attending poor urban schools fight the school board for school funding equal to that of the suburban public school systems? Please use specific examples from the book.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the urban public school systems in New York and Camden. How are these two urban school systems similar? How are they different? Please use specific examples from the book? Please use specific examples from the book.
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