Extended Audio Sample

Download Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Savage Inequalities: Children in Americas Schools (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Jonathan Kozol
4.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 5 4.19 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Kozol Narrator: Mark Winston Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

Jonathan Kozol traveled from the most blighted neighborhoods of Chicago to the urban wreckage of Camden, New Jersey; from the ghetto suburbs of Detroit to inner-city San Antonio; East St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. Everywhere, he discovered separate systems of public schools, with the children of America's poor condemned to schools that are underfunded, understaffed, physically crumbling, and imbued with despair.

The richest Americans congratulate themselves on the large sums they invest in their children's schools, while the poor actually devote proportionally larger shares of their incomes to education. Savage Inequalities carries a sense of urgency and immediacy, and will certainly revive debate on the most vital, fundamental, and controversial issue facing America today!

Download and start listening now!

BK_BRLL_002125

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 2/17/2014

    " I was introduced to this book by a friend during college. It opened my eyes to so many injustices occurring in our country's education system. The summer before I started a certification program to become a teacher, I read several more of Kozol's books along with other authors' books on the subject. They've inspired me to do as much as I can as an educator of our kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 2/2/2014

    " Really a great book. Non-fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 1/29/2014

    " Everyone in the US really ought to read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 suzy | 1/24/2014

    " Sad, but informative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 1/18/2014

    " I don't read a lot of books like this but I read it in college while we were discussing this kind of stuff. It was amazing. Not completely surprising, but still shocking. I think if Kozol did another one in today's schools, it would be just as good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Mikolajczyk | 1/17/2014

    " A must read for current and future teachers, and anyone that has ever wanted to understand how askew public education is in America. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celeste | 1/13/2014

    " Wow! What an eye-opening book!The differences that exist in different schools around our nation are tragic! Although I think some of Kozol's biases are off-center, his main theory that the current American school system does not serve the population equally is right on! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine Farkas | 1/13/2014

    " Probably one of the best eye-opening books I have ever read. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/8/2014

    " At times a little percentages / dollar figures / number - heavy, Kozol makes a good case for the enforced segregation of school system which births a counterpart in society. Written nearly twenty years ago, it is quite sad how much of what he shares is still happening today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benjamin | 1/6/2014

    " Anger. Madness. Stupidity. Apathy. Racism. And, ultimately, Inspiration. A must-read for all educators. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Devin M. | 1/2/2014

    " An eye-opener, a look at modern day disgraces of slavery legacies and poorly planned out tax-based school funding planning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 diane nienhuis | 12/30/2013

    " This was a 'textbook' in Grad School. I cannot say just how deeply this book touched me...and how it continues to shape my thought process today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole Poepping | 12/21/2013

    " A look at the shortfalls of our public education system. A must for anyone interested in education, urban policy, etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana Walker | 12/15/2013

    " Reading this book makes you feel indignant and hopeless at the same time about education in the U.S. Hit close to home for me given my current job. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexandra | 12/12/2013

    " This book made me change my major to Sociology and then read all of his other books. It's amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea Sweeney | 12/11/2013

    " Eye opening and depressing at the same time. Still, good information.. education in our country is truly depraved! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 5/3/2013

    " Read it for a college class. Whether you think it's just high-quality sensationalism or not, it's still true... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mike | 3/29/2013

    " Whining liberal democratic drivel that is endured not read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephaniecrane3 | 3/20/2013

    " An important book for anyone who is a teacher - or anyone who cares about the direction of our society. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Francisco Ramirez | 3/6/2013

    " What sad tale of the vicious inequalities that American faced in education during the 60s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deirdre | 9/3/2012

    " Very depressing, but a must read for all who care about children and our education system. Kozol has written several books with the same theme. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gretchen | 5/16/2012

    " I wanted to like this book. At first it was quite interesting, then it went on and on like a broken record. The redundancy was painful. There was much time spent on bashing "the system" and little to no proposition of solutions. This was, perhaps, the most disappointing part of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 3/29/2012

    " This book made me want to go into teaching. So I did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rishi Garg | 2/17/2012

    " While the message is impeccable, I found the author's reliance on anecdotes to support the message somewhat unconvincing. Not all stories of inequality ought to be backed by statistics and models, but a little of that would have helped. Again, the message is impeccable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat | 12/17/2011

    " Changed my life forever. Explains why children in poor urban areas lose all hope, and why this country is doomed "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 11/16/2011

    " Wow! This book really laid out the difference in privlige in our schools... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Ehlers | 10/7/2011

    " Everyone should read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krissy | 4/25/2011

    " This should be required reading for all educators. Everyone, really. Absolutely eye-opening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shanna | 2/16/2011

    " This book was excellent, but a bit dated. I would like to have seen an epilogue or a reissue with some more recent facts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benjamin | 2/4/2011

    " Anger. Madness. Stupidity. Apathy. Racism. And, ultimately, Inspiration. A must-read for all educators. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 12/16/2010

    " I read this about 15 years ago, and it was one of those that stayed with me... I need to dig it out of a box and re-read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 12/11/2010

    " Everyone should read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 12/10/2010

    " I don't read a lot of books like this but I read it in college while we were discussing this kind of stuff. It was amazing. Not completely surprising, but still shocking. I think if Kozol did another one in today's schools, it would be just as good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 11/13/2010

    " I recommend everyone in America read this book. I was going to post my favorite quotes, but it's pretty much the entire book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 11/9/2010

    " a great read, although it describes such dire circumstances. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barry | 10/16/2010

    " Required reading for all educators. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Jonathan Kozol

Jonathan Kozol is the National Book Award–winning author of Fire in the Ashes, Savage Inequalities, and Death at an Early Age, among others. He has been working with children in inner-city schools for nearly fifty years and is the most widely read and highly honored education writer in America.