"The inequalities are greater now than in '92. Some states have equalized per-pupil spending but they set the 'equal level' very low, so that wealthy districts simply raise extra money privately."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."Jonathan Kozol on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."Jonathan Kozol on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."Jonathan Kozol on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."Jonathan Kozol on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."Jonathan Kozol on Mark Twain
"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."