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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. According to Delabian Rice Thurston, where do the rich in Washington, D.C. try to send their children?
2. What did the press report soon after Kozol's visit to the Anacostia elementary school?
3. What is the fate of Raymond Abbot long after the court's decision is rendered?
4. What does the New York Times say the better public schools are intended to do?
5. What type of facility is missing from Camden High School?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why would the students at Woodrow Wilson High want to remain there rather than attending a school with better resources?
2. Why do public schools in certain areas of New York suffer more than others?
3. What resources do the teachers at Pyne Point Junior High lack? How do the teachers improvise?
4. Hoe does Kozol describe Camden, New Jersey?
5. How does Kozol describe the D.C. school system?
6. What similarity exist between selective schools in New York and Chicago?
7. Describe PS 79.
8. How are test scores in math and reading determined? How do the determination of these scores affect children in poor schools?
9. Why does Kozol think that inner city problems would not be totally solved by better schools?
10. Describe the Milliken v. Bradley case's appeal to Supreme Court.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Kozol visits schools where teachers and administrators admit to sending their children to schools other than the one where they teach. What reasons do they give for sending their children to other schools? What is the significance of teachers at poor inner city schools sending their children to suburban public schools or more affluent urban public schools? What theme does this represent? Please use specific examples from the book.
Essay Topic 2
In the book's forward entitled, Looking Backward: 1964-1991, Kozol describes his teaching experience as an innovative teacher at an urban Boston public school. In later chapters, Kozol describes how other teachers try to be innovative despite their lack of resources. Give three detailed examples from the book Savage Inequalities of how teachers in the urban school districts Kozol visits are innovative with limited resources. How are these teachers innovative? Where do they find the resources to continue to be innovative? Please use specific examples from the book.
Essay Topic 3
Kozol focuses on state and federal regulation of schools. In what ways do the states regulate the schools? In what ways does the federal government regulate American school system? How are these responsibilities divided amongst the state and federal entities? Please use specific examples from the book.
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