Urban Education and New Urban Living
Currently in Minneapolis loft condos are selling and making big bucks for real estate agents. When these big expensive condos are built in poorer neighborhoods it pushes low-income people out of their neighborhood and into more affordable housing, which are in even poorer neighborhoods. These poorer neighborhoods have "poverty" schools. The schools cannot provide an education that can turn a disadvatage student into a successful student because of lack of funding. We can call this inequality access in education.
Alice Seagren: She is commissioner of The Minnesota Department of Education, 651-582-8200.
Doug Dooher: Communication specialist and Schools First! Coordinator for a non-profit organization called Education Minnesota, 651-292-4820.
Thomas Fulton: He is president and board member of The Housing Preservation Project, 612-375-9644