By Margie Peterson, Special to The Morning Call 10:10 p.m. EDT, September 24, 2013
With 50 million students attending more than 98,000 public schools in our diverse American society, analysis is not simple. Below are five commonly heard but questionable statements about public education. Each statement is followed by some commentary which is not usually heard.
ONE OF the motivations for then-Mayor John Street's Neighborhood Transformation Initiative (NTI) was that blight removal would increase the value of land in struggling neighborhoods and spur new investment. While this may have been the case, recent evidence shows that providing increased local-school quality can play an even greater role in the process of neighborhood revitalization.
National recognition has come the way of
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