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Article in Response to Controversy

Abstract

Jonathan Kozol wants public schools in America to be accountable to students. He advocates an end to the corporate model of education currently being practiced in school districts across the country and asks that we no longer allow schools to frame their students’ realities by transmitting the values and beliefs of the powerful elite (Kozol, 2005). After four decades of critically examining and witnessing about the structure and operations of our modern-day educational system that descended from the decision rendered in Brown v. Board of Education 10 years prior, he asks that our nation begin to pay up on its promise to provide an educational experience in which black students learn because of and not in spite of their attendance in school.

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