The Shame of the Nation

The Shame of the Nation
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2005-09-13
ISBN: 0307339416
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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“The nation needs to be confronted with the crime that we’re committing and the promises we are betraying. This is a book about betrayal of the young, who have no power to defend themselves. It is not intended to make readers comfortable.” Over the past several years, Jonathan Kozol has visited nearly 60 public schools. Virtually everywhere, he finds that conditions have grown worse for inner-city children in the 15 years since federal courts began dismantling the landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. First, a state of nearly absolute apartheid now prevails in thousands of our schools. The segregation of black children has reverted to a level that the nation has not seen since 1968. Few of the students in these schools know white children any longer. Second, a protomilitary form of discipline has now emerged, modeled on stick-and-carrot methods of behavioral control traditionally used in prisons but targeted exclusively at black and Hispanic children. And third, as high-stakes testing takes on pathological and punitive dimensions, liberal education in our inner-city schools has been increasingly replaced by culturally barren and robotic methods of instruction that would be rejected out of hand by schools that serve the mainstream of society. Filled with the passionate voices of children and their teachers and some of the most revered and trusted leaders in the black community, The Shame of the Nation is a triumph of firsthand reporting that pays tribute to those undefeated educators who persist against the odds, but directly challenges the chilling practices now being forced upon our urban systems by the Bush administration. In their place, Kozol offers a humane, dramatic challenge to our nation to fulfill at last the promise made some 50 years ago to all our youngest citizens. From The Shame of the Nation “I went to Washington to challenge the soft bigotry of low expectations,” the president said in his campaign for reelection in September 2004. “It’s working. It’s making a difference.” It is one of those deadly lies, which, by sheer repetition, is at length accepted by large numbers of Americans as, perhaps, a rough approximation of the truth. But it is not the truth, and it is not an innocent misstatement of the facts. It is a devious appeasement of the heartache of the parents of the poor and, if it is not forcefully resisted and denounced, it is going to lead our nation even further in a perilous direction. Also available as a Random House AudioBook and an eBook

Cultural Politics of Emotion

Cultural Politics of Emotion
Author: Sara Ahmed
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-06-11
ISBN: 0748691154
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A bold exploration of the relationship between emotions and politics, through case studies on international terrorism, asylum, migration, reconciliation and reparation. Develops a theory of how emotions work and their effects on our daily lives.

Nationalrepresentation for the District of Columbia Hearings Before a Subcommittee on S J Res 35 April 16 to May 6 1941

Nationalrepresentation for the District of Columbia  Hearings Before a Subcommittee   on S J  Res  35   April 16 to May 6  1941
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on a Judiciary
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 332
Release: 1941
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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National Representation for D C

National Representation for D C
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 267
Release: 1941
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Representative government and representation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Considers (77) S.J. Res. 35.

Censorship Between Territories and the United States

Censorship Between Territories and the United States
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 3
Release: 1942
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Censorship
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Author: United States. Congress
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1568
Release: 1917
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Englishman s Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament

The Englishman s Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament
Author: George V. Wigram
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1760
Release: 1860
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Englishman s Hebrew and Chaldee concordance of the Old Testament based on the unpubl work of W De Burgh ed by G V Wigram

The Englishman s Hebrew and Chaldee concordance of the Old Testament based on the unpubl  work of W  De Burgh  ed  by G V  Wigram
Author: George Vicesimus Wigram
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1860
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Congressional Representation for the District of Columbia

Congressional Representation for the District of Columbia
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 62
Release: 1945
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Election law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Nation

The Nation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1877
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Four Leading Doctrines of the New Church

The Four Leading Doctrines of the New Church
Author: Emanuel Swedenborg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 247
Release: 1867
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: New Jerusalem Church
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Shame of a Nation

The Shame of a Nation
Author: Philip M. Stern
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 182
Release: 1965
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Poor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Shame of a Nation

Shame of a Nation
Author: Patricia Morgan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 56
Release: 1954
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Criminal justice, Administration of
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Media s Role in Defining the Nation

The Media s Role in Defining the Nation
Author: David A. Copeland,David Copeland
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9781433103797
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In 1897, William Randolph Hearst said that his newspaper did not simply cover events that had already happened. «It doesn't wait for things to turn up», Hearst said. «It turns them up.» This book traces the close relationship between media and the United States' development from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. It explores how the active voice of citizen-journalists and trained media professionals has turned to media to direct the moral compass of the people and to set the agenda for a nation, and discusses how changes in technology have altered the way in which participatory journalism is practiced. What makes the book powerful is that its assessment of the influence and use of media encompasses many levels: it explores the potential of media as an agent for change from within small communities to the national stage.

The Christian Union

The Christian Union
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Christianity
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Modern Review

The Modern Review
Author: Ramananda Chatterjee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 742
Release: 1926
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Includes section "Reviews and notices of books".

Glimpses of the Nation s Struggle

Glimpses of the Nation s Struggle
Author: Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Minnesota Commandery
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Banner of Israel

The Banner of Israel
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 660
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Nation Electronic Resource

The Nation  Electronic Resource
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1872
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American periodicals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Official Proceedings

Official Proceedings
Author: St. Louis Railway Club
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1918
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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