May 9, 2009

The Harlem Miracle - NYTimes.com

Here is a heartening piece about Harlem's Charter Schools Program, and what small steps can do if thought out in big ways.

"The fight against poverty produces great programs but disappointing results. You go visit an inner-city school, job-training program or community youth center and you meet incredible people doing wonderful things. Then you look at the results from the serious evaluations and you find that these inspiring places are only producing incremental gains."

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