"We are now operating a school system in America that's more segregated than at any time since the death of Martin Luther King."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Jonathan Kozol on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Jonathan Kozol on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Jonathan Kozol on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Jonathan Kozol on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Jonathan Kozol on Helen Keller
"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."
"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."