Jonathan Kozol Biography
(Educator & Non-Fiction Writer)
Birthday: September 5, 1936 (Virgo)
Born In: Boston
Jonathan Kozol is best-known for his non-fiction accounts on public education in the United States. He is the author of the famous books, ‘Death at an Early Age’, ‘The Shame of the Nation’, ‘Savage Inequalities’ and ‘Fire in the Ashes’, among others. He has been working meticulously with children in various schools for around five decades. His books are usually centered on first-hand accounts of his experiences. His books are eye-openers and give insights to the readers about social problems such as segregated and inadequate schools, illiteracy and vagrancy. His works are both, powerful and climaxing, which have resulted in him winning a number of prestigious honors and accolades. He gave up his financially secure life and career, moved into a ‘Black’ neighborhood in America and began teaching and working closely with various academic communities. Since then, he has dedicated nearly whole of his life to providing equal opportunities in public schools for children of all races, colors and financial levels. He is currently one of the highly-respected education writers in the United States of America. Apart from his noble work in trying to get a more cohesive public education system, he is also an avid supporter of the ‘school voucher’ movement.