Jonathan Kozol is an activist, educator, and non-fiction writer dedicated to creating educational justice in the United States. His work documents and challenges the continuing and worsening segregation in public schools, and examines how neo-liberal politics—as intersecting with race and class—affect the ways that urban youth are educated. Kozol’s publications include Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools, Amazing Grace, The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America, Letters to a Young Teacher, and most recently, Fire in the Ashes.