Fire in the Ashes: The Deepening Crisis in Our Public Schools - Victims and Survivors
Please join Jonathan Kozol, past winner of the National Book Award, Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and countless other honors, as he speaks about his latest book, Fire in the Ashes.
In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his prize-winning books Savage Inequalities, The Shame of the Nation, and Amazing Grace, and to the children he has vividly portrayed, to share with us their fascinating journeys and unexpected victories as they grow into adulthood.
The urgent issues that confront our urban schools -- a devastating race-gap, a pathological regime of obsessive testing and drilling students for exams instead of giving them the rich curriculum that excites a love of learning -- are interwoven through these stories. Why certain children rise above it all, graduate from high school and do well in college, while others are defeated by the time they enter adolescence, lies at the essence of this work.