Author and Activist, Jonathan Kozol, draws crowd to Alvernia


In the heat of the civil rights campaigns in the 1960s, Jonathan Kozol gave up the prospect of a promising and secure career within the academic world, moved into a poor neighborhood of Boston, and became a fourth grade teacher. Four years later, he wrote his first of many books about the atrocities he had witnessed in poor public schools. He has since devoted nearly his entire life to the challenge of providing equal opportunity within our public schools to every child, regardless of racial origin or economic level.

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