Jonathan Kozol traveled from the most blighted neighborhoods of Chicago to the urban wreckage of Camden, New Jersey; from the ghetto suburbs of Detroit to inner-city San Antonio; East St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. Everywhere, he discovered separate systems of public schools, with the children of America's poor condemned to schools that are underfunded, understaffed, physically crumbling, and imbued with despair. The richest Americans congratulate themselves on the large sums they invest in their children's schools, while the poor actually devote proportionally larger shares of their incomes to education. "Savage Inequalities" carries a sense of urgency and immediacy, and will certainly revive debate on the most vital, fundamental, and controversial issue facing America today.
About the Author
Jonathon Kozol has been awarded the National Book Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. His previous books include Amazing Grace and Savage Inequalities. He lives in Byfield, Massachusetts.
MARK WINSTON, associate professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill since 2006, will become assistant chancellor and director of the John Cotton Dana Library at Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, effective September 1. Prior to his UNC position, Winston taught for seven years at the Rutgers School of Communication, Information and Library Studies on the New Brunswick campus. Winston succeeds Lynn Mullins, who retired after 20 years as Dana Library director.