February 25, 2007

Are America's Schools Becoming Re-Segregated?

With the U.S. Supreme Court considering what school districts can and can't do to increase the diversity of their schools, NPR's Word for Word: American Speech Series of American Public Media has a speech from longtime education reformer Jonathan Kozol at Carlton College in Minnesota. His latest book — "The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America" — explores the financial and curriculum disparities between predominantly white schools and predominately non-white schools. Kozol spoke at Carleton College May 5, 2006. If you can't give an entire hour to his speech, listen to just a few minutes each day. It is a speech well worth hearing and considering.

CLICK HERE to listen to the :53.00 WORD FOR WORD: AMERICAN SPEECH SERIES program featuring a Jonothan Kozol speech at Carlton College in Minnesota. You'll be glad that you listened.

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