Jonathan Kozol in Urbanite

Thank you to Michael Corbin for bringing Jonathan Kozol’s voice to the pages of Urbanite:

A good society cannot be based on the accident of selectivity or philanthropic intervention. This holds true not just for these lucky kids who got into these unusually good boarding schools, but is also true of the kids making it to the very few slots that are available to one of these heavily promoted charter schools. We cheer for those kids that are success stories, but it is just not the way to run a school system in a democracy. There just will never be enough avenues of exit to compensate for the millions who are left behind.

Click the quote to read the piece in its entirety. Then get out and volunteer in a Baltimore City Public School. (Or a public school wherever you happen to live.)


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