FORA.tv Speaker - Jonathan Kozol
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.
09.24.07 | 00:50:58 min
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