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Jonathon Kozol
1936 -

American educator and writer, author of Death at an Early Age (1967), Rachel and Her Children (1988) and other works


The first goal and primary function of the U.S. public school is not to educate good people, but good citizens. It is the function which we call in enemy nations 'state indoctrination.'

1990
I believe the questions that we should be asking about justice and injustice in America are not chiefly programmatic, technical or scientific. They are theological.

Jun. 1995 - from a speech
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.