Segregated Education, By Jonathan Kozol

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Segregated Education
It has become common today to dismiss the lack of education coming from impoverished schools. Jonathan Kozol an award winning social injustice writer, trying to bring to light how our school system genuinely ponders their students. In his essay “Still Separate, Still UNEQUAL," Kozol visits many public high schools as well as elementary schools across the country, realizing the outrageous truth about segregating in our public education system. Kozol, cross-examining children describing their feelings as being put away where no one desires your presence. Children feeling diminished for being a minority; attending a school that does not take into consideration at the least the child’s well being. Showing clear signs of segregation in the education system. Diane Ravitch a research professor of education at New York University, spoke about an interesting truth, saying, “The achievement gaps are rooted in social, political, and economic structures. If we are unwilling to change the root cause, we are unlikely ever to close the gaps.” The success of our children’s education is mainly caused by economic, social and political statue. If one does not end the cycle the gap will most likely never close. This ties in with when Kozol cites Marina Warner, an essayist and novelist, saying, “There are expensive children and there are cheap children, just as there are expensive women and cheap women.”(354) There are some children that will be fortune enough to have a

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