Public Schools: Instant Expert

At the bright young age of 31, Jonathan Kozol has become the nation's latest instant expert on the problems of urban schools. A frequent guest on television talk shows, he has more speaking dates than his calendar can handle, and last month he was invited to Washington to testify before a Senate subcommittee. What has made Kozol something of a celebrity is the success of his Death at an Early Age (Houghton Mifflin), a polemic against the treatment of Negro pupils in Boston's ghetto schools. Since publication last month, it has sold a...

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