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The Shame of the Nation - The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America

Jonathan Kozol

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"The nation needs to be confronted with the crime that we're committing and the promises we are betraying. This is a book about betrayal of the young, who have no power to defend themselves. It is not intended to make readers comfortable." Over the past several years, Jonathan Kozol has visited nearly 60 public schools. Virtually everywhere, he finds that conditions have grown worse for inner-city children in the 15 years since federal courts began dismantling the landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. First, a state of nearly absolute apartheid now prevails in thousands of our schools. The segregation of black children has reverted to a level that the nation has not seen since 1968. Few of the students in these schools know white children any longer. Second, a protomilitary form of discipline has now emerged, modeled on stick-and-carrot methods of behavioral control traditionally used in prisons but targeted exclusively at black and Hispanic children. And third, as high-stakes testing takes on pathological and punitive dimensions, liberal education in our inner-city schools has been increasingly replaced by culturally barren and robotic methods of instruction that would be rejected out of hand by schools that serve the mainstream of society. Filled with the passionate voices of children and their teachers and some of the most revered and trusted leaders in the black community, The Shame of the Nation is a triumph of firsthand reporting that pays tribute to those undefeated educators who persist against the odds, but directly challenges the chilling practices now being forced upon our urban systems by the Bush administration. In their place, Kozol offers a humane, dramatic challenge to our nation to fulfill at last the promise made some 50 years ago to all our youngest citizens. From The Shame of the Nation "I went to Washington to challenge the soft bigotry of low expectations," the president said in his campaign for reelection in September 2004. "It's working. It's making a difference." It is one o

Language:

English

Narrators:

Harry Chase

Length:

5h 39m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:54


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:37


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:09


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:11


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:43


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:33


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:37


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:42


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:59


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:54


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:21


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:51


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:17


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:21


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:40


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:31


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:00


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:28


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:15


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:44


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:23


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:37


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:26


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:10


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:04


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:07


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:46


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:21


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:17