The Shame Of The Nation

Author : Jonathan Kozol
ISBN : 9780307339416
Genre : Education
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“The nation needs to be confronted with the crime that we’re committing and the promises we are betraying. This is a book about betrayal of the young, who have no power to defend themselves. It is not intended to make readers comfortable.” Over the past several years, Jonathan Kozol has visited nearly 60 public schools. Virtually everywhere, he finds that conditions have grown worse for inner-city children in the 15 years since federal courts began dismantling the landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. First, a state of nearly absolute apartheid now prevails in thousands of our schools. The segregation of black children has reverted to a level that the nation has not seen since 1968. Few of the students in these schools know white children any longer. Second, a protomilitary form of discipline has now emerged, modeled on stick-and-carrot methods of behavioral control traditionally used in prisons but targeted exclusively at black and Hispanic children. And third, as high-stakes testing takes on pathological and punitive dimensions, liberal education in our inner-city schools has been increasingly replaced by culturally barren and robotic methods of instruction that would be rejected out of hand by schools that serve the mainstream of society. Filled with the passionate voices of children and their teachers and some of the most revered and trusted leaders in the black community, The Shame of the Nation is a triumph of firsthand reporting that pays tribute to those undefeated educators who persist against the odds, but directly challenges the chilling practices now being forced upon our urban systems by the Bush administration. In their place, Kozol offers a humane, dramatic challenge to our nation to fulfill at last the promise made some 50 years ago to all our youngest citizens. From The Shame of the Nation “I went to Washington to challenge the soft bigotry of low expectations,” the president said in his campaign for reelection in September 2004. “It’s working. It’s making a difference.” It is one of those deadly lies, which, by sheer repetition, is at length accepted by large numbers of Americans as, perhaps, a rough approximation of the truth. But it is not the truth, and it is not an innocent misstatement of the facts. It is a devious appeasement of the heartache of the parents of the poor and, if it is not forcefully resisted and denounced, it is going to lead our nation even further in a perilous direction. Also available as a Random House AudioBook and an eBook From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Education

Child Labor

Author : Enid A. Goldberg
ISBN : 1566961564
Genre : Child abuse
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12 historical photo-posters depicting chidren at work in factories, coal mines, canneries, farms as newsboys, farmers, factory workers, miners and, finally, in night school.
Category: Child abuse

National Reconstruction

Author : Hawley Silas.
ISBN : 1113286199
Genre : History
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Category: History

National Reconstruction The Glory And The Shame Of A Nation

Author : Silas Hawley
ISBN : 1334439206
Genre : Political Science
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Excerpt from National Reconstruction, the Glory and the Shame of a Nation: A Thanksgiving Sermon Preached December 7th, 1865, at an Union Service in Lockland, Ohio, Made Up of the Methodist, Baptist and Presbyterian Churches Now, a nation, to be Righteous, must be so in three res peets: in its framework, in its administration, and in its subjects. In other words, it must have a Righteous Constitution, a Righteous Rule, and a Righteous People. These, and nothing less than these, make up a Righteous nation. Let us give these a separate consideration. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Category: Political Science

Der Tag An Dem Ich Aufh Rte Beeil Dich Zu Sagen

Author : Rachel Macy Stafford
ISBN : 9783843711142
Genre : Family & Relationships
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»Dafür haben wir jetzt keine Zeit«, war lange der Satz, den die Töchter von Rachel Macy Stafford am häufigsten von ihrer Mutter hörten. Die junge Frau verlor sich geradezu in ihrem hektischen Alltag, während sie versuchte, allen Ansprüchen gerecht zu werden. Bis es schließlich nicht mehr weiterging.Nicht für sie, nicht für ihren Partner und vor allem nicht für ihre Kinder. Rachel Macy Stafford zog daraufhin die Reißleine und beschloss, ihr Leben zu ändern. Sie entwickelte ein Programm für mehr Achtsamkeit und Gelassenheit und lernte so auch selbst, endlich wieder bewusst Zeit mit ihrer Familie zu verbringen.
Category: Family & Relationships

Letters To A Young Teacher

Author : Jonathan Kozol
ISBN : 9780307405708
Genre : Education
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In these affectionate letters to Francesca, a first grade teacher at an inner-city school in Boston, Jonathan Kozol vividly describes his repeated visits to her classroom while, under Francesca’s likably irreverent questioning, he also reveals his own most personal stories of the years that he has spent in public schools. Letters to a Young Teacher reignites a numberof the controversial issues Jonathan has powerfully addressed in recent years: the mania of high-stakes testing that turns many classrooms into test-prep factories where spontaneity and critical intelligence are no longer valued, the invasion of our public schools by predatory private corporations, and the inequalities of urban schools that are once again almost as segregated as they were a century ago. But most of all, these letters are rich with the happiness of teaching children, the curiosity and jubilant excitement children bring into the classroom at an early age, and their ability to overcome their insecurities when they are in the hands of an adoring and hard-working teacher. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Education

Swing Time

Author : Zadie Smith
ISBN : 9783462316001
Genre : Fiction
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»Nicht nur Freundschaft, sondern die ganze verrückte, ungerechte Welt wird einem präzisen prüfenden Blick unterzogen.« New York Magazine. Zwei Mädchen lernen sich beim Tanzen kennen, fortan sind sie unzertrennlich. Die eine hat Talent und die andere hat Ideen: über Rhythmus und Zeit, über schwarze Haut und schwarze Musik, über Stammeszugehörigkeit, Milieu, Bildung und Chancenungleichheit.Als sich die beiden Mädchen zum ersten Mal begegnen, fühlen sie sich sofort zueinander hingezogen. Die gleiche Leidenschaft fürs Tanzen und für Musicals verbindet sie, doch auch derselbe Londoner Vorort und die Hautfarbe. Ihre Wege trennen sich, als Tracey tatsächlich Tänzerin wird und erste Rollen in Musicals bekommt. Ihre Freundin wiederum jettet als Assistentin der berühmten Sängerin Aimee um die Welt. Als Aimee in Afrika eine Schule gründen will, reist sie ihr voraus und lässt sich durch das Land, in dem ihre Wurzeln liegen, verzaubern und aus dem Rhythmus bringen.Dieser grandiose Roman von Zadie Smith, der in den USA und in Großbritannien von Presse und Publikum gefeiert wird, erzählt am Beispiel zweier Freundinnen vom Siegen und Scheitern, vom Beginnen und Enden. »Bewegend, lustig und wahrhaftig analysiert dieser Roman mit der Eleganz von Fred Astaire oder Michael Jackson Themen wie Hautfarbe und Weltpolitik.« Kirkus Reviews
Category: Fiction

The Shame Of The Cities

Author : Lincoln Steffens
ISBN : 9780486147666
Genre : History
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Taking a hard look at the unprincipled lives of political bosses, police corruption, graft payments, and other political abuses of the time, the book set the style for future investigative reporting.
Category: History

Black Panther 1

Author : Ta-Nehisi Coates
ISBN : 9783741601194
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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T'Challa ist Black Panther, der König und Champion seiner Heimat Wakanda. Doch die Bürger des einstmals so utopischen afrikanischen Staates bringen ihrem Herrscher nur noch Hass entgegen! Hinter der Rebellion sind finstere Mächte und skrupellose Feinde am Werk. Kann T'Challa seine Nation retten oder wird sie im Feuer von Terror und Chaos untergehen?
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels