“I'm sick of begging members of the Senate, even those among them who have been my friends for years, to move two inches in the right direction. I'm tired of complaining. And I'm too old to bite my tongue and mute my words out of politeness and respectfulness for politicians who tell me in private that they share my views about the practices and policies that demean our teachers and threaten the survival of our public schools, but then refuse to stand up and denounce these policies in public.”
Jonathan Kozol, on why he’ll be in the streets of Washington at the end of this month.
Thank goodness he's still around.
Save Our Schools, Washington, D.C., July 30.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011