Xy and I went to see Jonathan Kozol speak at Loyola. He’s the guy who wrote Savage Inequalities; I’ve never read it, but Xy did when she was in grad school, and it made a big impression. Plus tonight’s a rare school night when Xy didn’t have any homework. So we went.
My boss told me that Kozol is an excellent speaker, and he was right. He talked mostly about the subject of Savage Inequalities, namely, the sad state of our public schools, and how many systems are more segregated now than they were 40 years ago. He managed to inject a surprising amount of humor into such grim subject matter.