Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Jonathan Kozol's Partial Fast Against NCLB

I am a huge Jonathan Kozol fan. I had no idea that he has been on a partial fast since July as a way to protest NCLB reauthorization. I read about it this week in the Boston Globe.

I am currently reading Kozol's new book, Letters to a Young Teacher. Like of all of his books, it is quite powerful--whether you are a new or experienced teacher.

4 comments:

  1. Wow.
    That is something powerful.
    Wow wow wow.
    I really have a fondness for people who are seriously righteous, to their core.

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  2. Thanks for posting this. I hadn't heard of it before either. I have tremendous respect and admiration for Kozol.

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  3. Anonymous12:01 AM

    Don't let your respect and admiration stop there... get involved!

    Visit his online education activist network, at www.ed-action.org

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  4. phoebe Plank7:17 PM

    Read Tamim Ansary's concise article "Education at Risk" in March 2007 Edutopia and then Lynn Stoddard's short book Educating for Human Greatness to understand the complete folly of NCLB and to appreciate why Mr. Kozol is fasting.

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