Changing Neighborhoods to Increase Educational Opportunity
Gholston, Avery F.
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Relocation programs improve the environment and opportunities of lowincome families, but fail to revitalize inner city, poor neighborhoods (policy option 2). Inessence, mobilization efforts cause ancillary risks. In all likelihood, mobilization programs cream the most motivated individuals from the community. It appears thatrevitalization and relocation programs compete for the inner city’s most inspirational leaders and “old heads.” Can or should both policy options be pursued simultaneously? This is an important question for advocates of residential relocation programs and policymakers to consider. Just as there are many causes of poverty, there is no one solution to its alleviation. The national “war against poverty” should neither discount nor solely depend on residential relocation programs. [From Conclusion]