Fremont High School
...Fremont High School, as court papers document, has '15 fewer bathrooms than the law requires.'… I'm always surprised again to learn how often these unsanitary physical conditions are permitted to continue in a public school even after media accounts describe them vividly. But hearing of these conditions in [one of the student's] words was even more unsettling, in part because this student was so fragile-seeming and because the need even to speak of these indignities in front of me and all the other students seemed like an additional indignity....
American teacher, education theorist, and social activist. Born in Boston, Kozol was educated at Harvard University and, as a Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University. He taught in Boston-area public schools, an experience he described in his first book, the nonfictional Death at an Early Age (1967), a National Book Award winner. His interest in education reform, theories of learning, and social justice have informed all of his twelve books, including Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America (1988), Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools (1991), Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation (1995), The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America (2005), and his most recent book, Letters to a Young Teacher (2007). See also learntoquestion.com/seevak/groups/2002.