Luring middle-class residents doesn't fix urban schools

10/15/2013 | Atlantic online, The

Attracting middle- and upper-class residents to cities and their public schools can't be the only solution to improve urban public education, writes Maia Bloomfield Cucchiara, an assistant professor of urban education at Temple University. An initiative in Philadelphia bore that out, she writes. The recruitment of predominantly white middle-class families to certain schools displaced lower-income black families, and it did not solve districtwide issues of funding and student success.

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