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Studs has a spirited discussion with Jonathan Kozol who shares his adventures and learnings in Cuba that formed the basis of his book "Children of the Revolution: A Yankee Teacher in the Cuban Schools." Kozol explains the ambitious Cuban Literacy Campaign begun in the 1960s that aimed to educate the entire population, tells of children teaching adults in remote villages by lantern light, and the unity and national pride that resulted. He and Studs explore the idea of generative words in literacy education and contemplate Kozol's hope to adapt a similar approach to American education.
Jonathan Kozol, the author of "Death at an Early Age" talks about issues of educational inequality and racial justice. Paul Zimmerman, former public teacher, talks about his experience creating what becomes to be the Southern School at Uptown, Chicago.