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Rep. Craig Horn on the book ‘Death at an Early Age” by Jonathan Kozol

Jonathan Kozol speaking at Duke University in 2017 (Alex Granados/EducationNC)

EducationNC recently sat down with Rep. Craig Horn, R-Union, to talk to him about a book that has heavily influenced him over the years. Horn is an influential legislator when it comes to education, and the book he cited as sticking with him after many years is “Death at an Early Age: The Classic Indictment of Inner-City Education,” by acclaimed education writer Jonathon Kozol. 

The book chronicles Kozol’s experience as a teacher in 1964 in the Boston Public School system and the things he experienced that influenced how he saw the country’s public education system. 

Listen to the conversation below. 

Alex Granados

Alex Granados was the senior reporter for EducationNC from December 2014-March 2023.