Essays Tagged: "Kozol"

"Ordinary Resurrections" by Jonathon Kozol. Do poor people remain poor because of irrational behavior?

amily opens many doors as fancy red carpets unroll at your feet. In Ordinary Resurrections (p. 102) Kozol talks about some advantages he had over Eleanor Jackson and her daughter as far as getting int ... in the world with a handshake and a good conversation all because daddy has friends. I'm not saying Kozol didn't deserve to get into Harvard, but I'm sure this was the case for many students who go to ...

(5 pages) 60 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

School inequalities.

lsory inequality, perpetuated by state law, too frequently condemns our children to unequal lives" (Kozol, 56). In this day and age education is a necessary tool for survival. Unfortunately, not every ... lic schools are not providing the education that students need to succeed and according to Jonathan Kozol, people have to have the wealth to pay for private education. Jonathan Kozol visited public sc ...

(7 pages) 279 2 4.7 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

This is a summary and response paper on the book "The Homeless And Their Children" by Jonathon Kozol.

"The Homeless And Their Children" by Jonathon KozolIn "The Homeless And Their Children," Jonathan Kozol describes the hardships that an illiterate ... enue and 32nd Street. This hotel houses over four hundred families that are homeless. In the essay, Kozol interviews a woman who he calls Laura. She has Kozol read a letter to her because she cannot r ... e letter says that her oldest son has lead poisoning and needs to go to the hospital for treatment. Kozol explains that children with lead poisoning may have a lack of coordination or have convulsions ...

(3 pages) 50 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Update on Savage Inequalities

New Trier has changed over the years since Kozol last reported the school in Savage Inequalities. There are two New Trier campuses in Illinois, ... 179, and New Trier made the above average of 1244. The physical surroundings have not changed since Kozol's Savage Inequalities. The circular driveways still exist and white-columned homes still roam ...

(3 pages) 48 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The human cost of an illiterate society: Jonathan Kozol

to say and or prove. Basically you are using this technique to avoid vagueness in your essay. When Kozol states, "Tragedy looms larger than farce in the United States today," ambiguity is apparent bu ... uently, they vote for a face, a smile, or a style, not for a mind or character or body of beliefs" (Kozol 230). Another example is, "Illiterates do not buy 'no name' products in the supermarkets. They ...

(3 pages) 117 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

Synthesis Kozol Amazing Grace

SynthesisKozol Amazing GraceCleveland and Stephenson suggest that the poor fail to seek opportunity and there ...

(6 pages) 39 2 4.4 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Amazing Grace

chance. In the novel Amazing Grace; The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation, Johnathon Kozol touches an issue which many of us chose to ignore. He provides a new window with which we can ... u to gaze closely on a part of society that has been conveniently hidden from our attention. Kozol gave the gift of a new world view. Having grown up in middle class America, surrounded by mate ...

(5 pages) 14 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Injustices On American Children: Lack Of Equality And Funds Allocated By The Local, State, And Federal Governments

school systems involving the cyclical patterns of discrimination based on wealth and race. Jonathan Kozol's book, Savage Inequalities, describes the struggle of children in unprivileged inner city sch ... from these taxes, very little additional money would be allocated to the inner city school systems. Kozol expresses his feelings of this inequality in the system that is the basis for funding public s ...

(6 pages) 25 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


here needs to be more public school funding and it does need to come from the government. In Kozol's book, Savage Inequalities, he talks about how public schools are unequally funded. These sch ... unequally funded. These schools that are mentioned in the book are schools that need the most help. Kozol talks about a particular city in East St. Louis, where the population is ninety-eight percent ...

(4 pages) 23 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Jonathon Kozol's "Shame of the Nation" and the Re-segregation of America's Schools

ublic just accepts it with an attitude of apathy as "the way it is". This attitude is what Jonathan Kozol argues against in his book The Shame of the Nation. As someone who has worked with and around ... gher to focus on even when it is adequate. With the education institutions in inner cities being as Kozol describes however, children can't even consider that part of their lives as a safe haven from ...

(7 pages) 37 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community