An important factor that I thought should be take out of this book is the care for the children. Kozol tells you the past the children have had and shows you that they still laugh and make the best of things. I gained insight of my own education by knowing more about Mott Haven and the south Bronx. I have watched shows that show crime scenes in the neighborhood, but I never saw the good groups of people such as the staff at St.Ann's or the teachers some of the children had. It shows a person that no matter where they are from, there are good people everywhere. Also this book shows the reader the connection that the adults have with the children.
A note from the back of the book that stood out to me was the note about how Kozol's conversation with the children begin. He says that on some occasions, children ask in advance if we can focus on a subject of immediate concern or one we've talked about before. This note was from chapter ten. In this chapter Kozol explains that in some cases he does not know what the children are going to tell him, and sometimes he has to push the children towards an answer. It depends on the child and their mood on what they are going to tell you. Sometimes kids will randomly come up to him and tell him something he wasn't expecting to hear. The decision is up to the children.