In a recent landmark study, Harvard professor Raj Chetty and his colleagues found substantial increases in adult incomes and long-term educational attainments for children who move to and grow up in lower- poverty communities, especially when children stay in these neighborhoods for a substantial period of time. This research builds on studies that had already found substantial … [Read more...] about The Need for a National Housing Mobility Infrastructure
Introduction Every year, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) releases the Out of Reach report, which provides an important measure of how far the United States still has to go to provide decent affordable housing to families in need. The report’s findings are even more crucial this year due to the impending impact of sequestration under the Budget … [Read more...] about PRRAC’s Analysis of NLIHC’s “Out of Reach 2013” Report
Contributing Authors Shanti Abedin, Katrin B. Anacker, David Berenbaum, Saqib Bhatti, Janis Bowdler, James H. Carr, Peter Dreier, Katrina S. Forrest, José A. Garcia, George Goehl, Debby Goldberg, Chester Hartman, Sandra Hinson, Donald L. Kahl, Stephen Lerner, Mike Miller, john a. powell, John P. Relman, Lisa Rice, Robert G. Schwemm, M William Sermons, Shanna L. Smith, Gregory … [Read more...] about From Foreclosure to Fair Lending: Advocacy, Organizing, Occupy, and the Pursuit of Equitable Credit (Edited by Chester Hartman & Gregory D. Squires, October 2013)
"Integrated" or "segregated" public schools? Given the evidence, a case could be made on either side. After almost 30 years in urban public education, we have to respond to this question by spotlighting what has shown to be as critical as material resources: teacher beliefs and expectations about student ability. We live in a society with deeply held beliefs about ability … [Read more...] about Is Racial Integration Essential to Achieving Quality Education for Low-Income Minority Students, In The Short Term? In the Long Term?