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    As Jonathan Kozol explicitly depicts in his 1991 novel, Savage Inequalities, inequality in American public schools still exists despite segregation being outlawed. Even though this book was written twenty-five years ago, it still applies to this day. There are many schools in America that are still segregated, and the complete opposite of flourishing. This is due to one main reason: inadequate funding. There is a tremendous amount of inequality in funding between the poor, city schools, and the affluent

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    non-white. “Americans simultaneously believe that schools are places where social inequalities should be equalized, where the advantages or disadvantages that children experience in their homes and families should not determine what happens to them in school-in essence, that school is a place where children should have equal chances to make the most of their potential.” (Inequality) The 1991 article Savage Inequalities written by Jonathan Kozal highlights the fact that every person is entitled to the

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    and also gives them hyperactive behavior. For some, the poisoning can lead to permanent brain damage, which takes away more of their potential in life(Savage Inequalities) Brandon also talked about how the waste water would flow into a creak and as of today, the color varies from orange yellow, to green He said “ The creek has received the chemical discharges from the chemical plants. I’m scared to let my niece even ride her bike around the area because it’s just so intoxicated.” (Perillo). He

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    Savage Inequalities: Essay on Chapters 1-4 Chris Hendrick Mayer, PHIL 1200-100 In chapter one of Savage Inequalities, by Jonathan Kozol, he speaks of the disastrous state of East St. Louis. He describes in horrific detail, the condition that many school children from grades K-12 are forced to learn in. East St. Louis is one of the worst ghettos in Illinois, and Kozol goes into great detail about the multitude of

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    Savage Inequalities by Jonathan Kozol explains the inequalities of school systems in different poor neighborhoods. Kozol was originally a teacher in a public school in Boston. This school didn’t have very many resources and was unable to keep teachers for very long. After pursuing other interests, Kozol took the time from 1988-1990 to meet with children and teachers in several different neighborhoods to better understand issues relating to the inequality and segregation in the school systems.

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    The 1991 article Savage Inequalities written by Jonathan Kozal he highlights the fact that every person is entitled to the right to receive quality care and education, but there can be overwhelming social factors that prevent students in a small Illinois town from getting an equal education. The author shrewdly described the morbid living conditions experienced by the residence of East St Louis, Illinois. A predominately black community near the banks of the Mississippi River. I think the author

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    In Savage Inequalities, Jonathan Kozol documents the troubling inequalities within American public school systems and their various districts. Thus focusing on the “savage inequalities” between highly privileged districts and poor districts within these public school systems. From the time period of 1988 to 1990, Jonathan Kozol visited various public schools in multiple neighborhoods, including East St. Louis, the Bronx, Chicago, Harlem, Jersey City, and San Antonio. Throughout the chapters, Kozol

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    like food and shelter taken care of, other things like my race, gender and education really hadn’t resonated with me until I took this course. One of the clearest examples that I will take away from these six weeks comes from Jonathan Kozol’s Savage Inequalities: Children

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    to observe and what he found the most surprising was the amount of segregation that still existed in these schools. He noted several passive inequalities that did not seem to be realized by the students themselves. Kozel highlighted these less-than-satisfactory conditions and brought them to the attention of the America in his book called Savage Inequalities (Kozol 1991). Kozol opens his first chapter by explaining the conditions of a school he visited in Illinois. At the time he was doing his research

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    In Savage Inequalities, Jonathan Kozol describes the conditions of several of America's public schools. Kozol visited schools in neighborhoods and found that there was a wide disparity in the conditions between the schools in the poorest inner-city communities and schools in the wealthier suburban communities. How can there be such huge differences within the public school system of a country, which claims to provide equal opportunity for all? It becomes obvious to Kozol that many poor children begin

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