"No Child Left Behind's fourth-grade gains aren't learning gains, they're testing gains. That's why they don't last. The law is a distraction from things that really count."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Jonathan Kozol on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Jonathan Kozol on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Jonathan Kozol on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Jonathan Kozol on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Jonathan Kozol on Earl Nightingale
"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."
"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."