Education Advocate Says It’s Time to Give Childhood Back to Children

Amen!

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Public education advocate Jonathan Kozol with CEA President Sheila Cohen. Public education advocate Jonathan Kozol with CEA President Sheila Cohen.

“I probably won’t live to see the day when the happiness of children is given the priority it ought to have in an affluent and civilized society—but you might,” Jonathan Kozol told Connecticut teachers gathered at CEA’s Summer Leadership Conference this morning.

The legendary public education advocate and author was presented with the National Teachers Hall of Fame 2016 Friend of Education Award at the annual CEA conference. Former NEA President and National Teachers Hall of Fame board member Keith Geiger presented the award to Kozol for his “over 50 years of eloquent advocacy for all of America’s school children.”

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