IN THE REVIEW

To the Rescue

The Lives of Children

by George Dennison
For some months, when speaking to teachers or to anyone else concerned with education, I have said that while there were many recently published books on education (my own among them) that I thought they should read, if they felt they had time for only one it should be The …

Children in Prison

Village School Downtown

by Peter Schrag

Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts and Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools

by Jonathan Kozol
One of the most striking and painful social events of our time has been what can only be called the downfall of our big city schools. It has helped drive out of the city millions of people whose wealth, training, talent, and interests might otherwise have helped to make or …