"At that time, I had recently finished a book called Amazing Grace, which many people tell me is a very painful book to read. Well, if it was painful to read, it was also painful to write. I had pains in my chest for two years while I was writing that book."
"Sometimes I think my husband is so amazing that I don't know why he's with me. I don't know whether I'm good enough. But if I make him happy, then I'm everything I want to be."Jonathan Kozol on Angelina Jolie
"If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you'll be amazed at the results."Jonathan Kozol on George S. Patton
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."Jonathan Kozol on Harry S. Truman
"If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you."Jonathan Kozol on Les Brown
"Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen."Jonathan Kozol on Conan O'Brien
"We are now operating a school system in America that's more segregated than at any time since the death of Martin Luther King."
"Apartheid education, rarely mentioned in the press or openly confronted even among once-progressive educators, is alive and well and rapidly increasing now in the United States."
"During the decades after Brown v. Board of Education there was terrific progress. Tens of thousands of public schools were integrated racially. During that time the gap between black and white achievement narrowed."
"I am opposed to the use of public funds for private education."
"Many of those who argue for vouchers say that they simply want to use competition to improve public education. I don't think it works that way, and I've been watching this for a longtime."