Jonathan Kozol discusses Letters to a Young Teacher.
Kozol will read from and sign Letters to a Young Teacher, which reignites a number of the controversial issues Kozol has powerfully addressed in recent years. But more than that, this book is rich with the happiness of teaching children, the curiosity and jubilant excitement children bring into the classroom at an early age, and their ability to overcome their insecurities when they are in the hands of an adoring and hard-working teacher- Tattered Cover Bookstore
Jonathan Kozol, who has been working with children in inner-city schools for more than 40 years, is also the author of Death at an Early Age, The Shame of the Nation, and Savage Inequalities.
Jonathan Kozol is a non-fiction writer, educator, and activist, best known for his books on public education in the United States. He was fired from Boston Public Schools for teaching a Langston Hughes poem, as described in Death at an Early Age, and then became deeply involved in the civil rights movement. He continued teaching for several years before becoming more deeply involved in social justice work and dedicating more time to writing.
Kozol has founded and is running a non-profit called Education Action! The group is dedicated to grassroots organizing of teachers across the country who wish to push back against NCLB and the most recent Supreme Court decisions, and to help create a single, excellent, unified system of American public schools.