Educator Says Re-Segregation Threatens Nation's

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Jonathan Kozol spoke about the lack of integration in today's public school system. More than 600 educators and advocates listened to the Harvard graduate and Rhodes scholar.

KOZOL: The segregation of black and Latino children in this nation has come back to public education with a vengeance.

Kozol spent the past five years visiting 60 public schools in 11 states, including Florida.

KOZOL: On a typical visit in a typical classroom in any major black/Latino neighborhood of the United States, and you took a photo of the students in the class, sad to say would be identical to those faded photos... of segregated Jim Crow classes of Mississippi or Alabama... I never see white children.

According to Kozol ,the proportion of black children attending genuinely integrated public schools in Florida has reverted to its lowest level since 1968. Kozol marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the educator believes 'separate' is unequal.

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