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Jonathan Kozol on Educational Inequality.

Author and Educator and activist Jonathan Kozol. In 1967 he wrote about teaching fourth graders in a poor black Boston public school in the book, "Death at an Early Age." Since then he's written three other books about schools and teaching, as well as a book on adult illiteracy, "Illiterate America," and on the homeless, "Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America." For his new book, "Savage Inequalities," (Crown Publishers) he visited rich and poor schools across the country, where he found schools in worse shape than when he was teaching in the 60s. (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)

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Other segments from the episode on September 17, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 17, 1991: Interview with Jonathan Kozol; Interview with Raymond Sokolov; Commentary on accents and prejudice.

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