|Kozol will sign copies of "Fire in the Ashes"|
In the current climate, where teachers are being blamed for the dire state of our inner-city schools, and where large chunks of our school system are being privatized, it is refreshing to see teachers find their voices. I support the Chicago teachers because they are standing up for quality public education, with more art, music, critical thinking, and with the dignity of educators properly respected. American kids don't need more rhetoric about social justice; they need smaller class sizes, and they need to see adults doing something to solve the problem of priorities in this country. I wish the Chicago teachers all the best. --Jonathan KozolJonathan is speaking in Chicago on September 27th at 6 p.m. at Northwestern University Law School's Thorne Auditorium, 375 East Chicago Ave . Admission is free but seating is limited. Tickets are still available at the CTU website.