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Stockhold 1 Olesia Stockhold Prof. April Lewandowski English 122-012 4 September 2011 Summary/Response: Kozol In his essay, “Still Separate, Still Unequal: America’s Educational Apartheid,” Jonathan Kozol writes about the racial segregation in education that exists in modern America. Kozol, an award winning writer who spotlights social discrimination and inequality in the United States, begins his essay by telling us that not much has changed in public schools since the civil rights movement in the mid 20 th century. Schools are still racially segregated, and nothing is being done to rectify this. For example, Kozol claims that during the 2002-2003 school year, Washington D.C ‘s inner city public schools were almost all filled with Black or Hispanic students. Next he speaks about the appalling conditions of these schools, claiming that the poor students don’t have gymnasiums or places for the younger students to play at recess. Furthermore, these students are deprived of school nurses and safe classrooms with mold and collapsed ceilings in most of these inner-city schools. Kozol maintains that educators are only interested in attempting to do what they can to help these schools with funding and development
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