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Many Americans who live far from our major cities and who have no firsthand knowledge of the realities to be found in urban public schools seem to have the rather vague and general impression that the great extremes of racial isolation that were matters of grave national significance some thirty-five or forty years ago have gradually but steadily diminished in more recent years. The truth, unhappily, is that the trend, for well over a decade now, has been precisely the reverse. Schools that were already deeply segregated twenty-five or thirty years ago are no less segregated now, while thousands of other schools around the country that had been integrated either voluntarily or by the force of law have since been rapidly resegregating. In Chicago, by the academic year , 87 percent of public-school enrollment was black or Hispanic; less than 10 percent of children in the schools were white. In Washington, D.

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Although in the popular court case Brown vs Board of Education should have ended segregation in schools. African Americans or Hispanics are being placed in poor conditions while the Caucasian majority is obtaining mi32 the funding. Given this, the author speaks out on a personal viewpoint, coupled with self-gathered statistics, to present a heartfelt argument that statistics give credibility to. Jonathan Kozol illustrates the grim reality of the inequality that African American and Hispanic children face within todays public education system.

In this essay, Kozol shows the reader, with alarming statistics and percentages, just how segregated Americas urban schools have become. The government basically disguised it and kept it away from the public. Brown V. Board of Education, Plessy V. He began his career as a teacher in the Boston school system and also became involved in the study of social psychology. Later he became an activist for low income and poverty destined children who are not provided the means for a proper education.

Kozol provides several supporting factors to his claim stemming from his research and observations of different school environments, its teachers and students, and personal conversations with those teachers and students.

At Fremont High School children are not always able to eat during their lunch period, the proper education needed for college is not obtained, the school reflects institutional discrimination, and the building is overcrowded limiting course offerings for children. Kozol shares his experiences with students and teachers while visiting Fremont.

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Home Essays Still Separate, Still Jonathan Kozol illustrates the grim reality of the inequality that African American and Hispanic children face within todays public education system. In this essay, Kozol shows the reader, with alarming statistics and percentages, just how segregated Americas urban schools have become. He also brings light to the fact that suburban schools, with predominantly white students, are given far better funding and a much higher quality education, than the poverty stricken schools of the urban neighborhoods.

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Still Separate, Still Unequal By Jonathan Kozol

There is deep segregation in our schools and it is up to us to fix this problem. Children of the middle-class and the wealthy including government officials , who often comprise these suburban districts, shave the money to provide their children with preschool, expensive private schools, tutoring, etc. Inner city children have not been afforded these opportunities due to their socioeconomic status. This discrepancy creates an unfair bias in testing, yet students are held accountable all the same. Recent public policy has been developed regarding accountability.

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Although in the popular court case Brown vs Board of Education should have ended segregation in schools. African Americans or Hispanics are being placed in poor conditions while the Caucasian majority is obtaining mi32 the funding. Given this, the author speaks out on a personal viewpoint, coupled with self-gathered statistics, to present a heartfelt argument that statistics give credibility to. Jonathan Kozol illustrates the grim reality of the inequality that African American and Hispanic children face within todays public education system. In this essay, Kozol shows the reader, with alarming statistics and percentages, just how segregated Americas urban schools have become. The government basically disguised it and kept it away from the public.

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