"So long as these kinds of inequalities persist, all of us who are given expensive educations have to live with the knowledge that our victories are contaminated because the game has been rigged to our advantage."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Jonathan Kozol on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Jonathan Kozol on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Jonathan Kozol on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Jonathan Kozol on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Jonathan Kozol on William Shakespeare
"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."