Activist author Jonathan Kozol will speak in Chicago – the epicenter the corporate-style “education reform” storm – on September 27 about his new book Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America.
Kozol argues that there is a profound connection between urban poverty, racism and educational neglect. Today, he says, the public schools and teachers who serve children in poverty are under attack. Kozol, author of a series of notable books about the conditions of children in urban America, will speak in Chicago on September 27. He will address the current, unprecedented assault on public education and on public school teachers.
Hosted by: Michael Klonsky and William Ayers along with The Children and Families Justice Center of Northwestern University Law School. Sponsored by the Chicago Teachers Union, CReATE, Parents United for Responsible Education, and the Raise Your Hand Coalition.
Event LocationNorthwestern University Law School’s Thorne Auditorium
375 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611 The event is free, but reservations are strongly recommended.