Politicians Are Poody Heads

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The Inequalities Are Still Savage

on January 15, 2016

Thank you, Daniel Katz, for this excellent analysis.
I am old enough that I did have children in my Special Ed classes who were damaged while they were young because of lead poisoning. It’s not at all pretty, let me just say that.
No child deserves to be in crumbling, unhealthy schools or live in dangerous communities, without hope, without resources.
A country that can afford to spend so much on the military, that is unwilling to tax the wealthy corporations and the obscenely rich to the extent that they should be, and that is unwilling to address the profound problems of poverty, is a country that has no moral or ethical basis, and that has sold its very soul to the 1% and their enablers.

Daniel Katz, Ph.D.

Twenty-five years ago, author and activist Jonathan Kozol published what remains one of the most important examinations of educational inequity ever printed, Savage InequalitiesThe book is a direct and searing look at how districts serving urban minority children suffered from segregation, inequitable funding, and crumbling facilities while serving student populations suffering the worst deprivations of poverty.  It is a story of malign neglect where school funding based upon the value of a community’s property compounds the economic and environmental violence inflicted upon helpless children.  Kozol criss-crossed the country from East St. Louis, Illinois to New York City, to Camden, New Jersey, to Washington, DC, examining schools and speaking with the students in them.  What he reported should have shaken America to its core.  Consider the following from East St. Louis:

East St. Louis – which the local press refers to as an “inner city without an outer city”…

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