Book review: Hope and despair in the American city. Why there are no bad schools in Raleigh

The Hamilton Community Foundation has a position paper on Hope and Despair. Hope and Despair in the American City: Why There Are No Bad Schools in Raleigh By Gerald Grant Harvard University Press ($27.50) The workforce of 2025 goes to kindergarten this September. There‚Äôs a lot riding on these five-year-old freshmen. By the time they graduateContinue reading “Book review: Hope and despair in the American city. Why there are no bad schools in Raleigh”

Poverty to prosperity solutions for Hamilton’s lower city

The following op-ed "Breaking down economic segregation: Is moving poor people out of the lower city an acceptable anti-poverty strategy?" ran in The Hamilton Spectator May 15th. The op-ed was in response to The Spectator's Code Red series that highlighted concentrated poverty and 3rd world health outcomes in some of Hamilton's lower city neighbourhoods. Hamilton needs someContinue reading “Poverty to prosperity solutions for Hamilton’s lower city”