President Obama has requested $210 million to create programs similar to the Harlem Children's Zone throughout the country. That’s a lot of money, but how can anyone oppose prenatal care, parenting classes, fitness and nutrition programs for poor families, as well as the thriving charter schools Geoffrey Canada and his team have created? So it is hard to believe what I am seeing---a short paper from the prestigious Brookings Institution taking a shot at the Harlem Children’s Zone and its premier charter school, the Promise Academy.
By 12:00 AM ET, 07/20/2010 |
Jay on the Web
Brookings Institute criticizes HCZ results,
HCZ Promise Academy charter school not as successful as other charters that lack zone support,
Harlem Children's Zone,