The Power of a Promise: Education and Economic Renewal in Kalamazoo
In the first comprehensive account of the Kalamazoo Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams addresses both the potential and challenges inherent in place-based universal scholarship programs and explains why this unprecedented experiment in education-based economic renewal is being emulated by scores of cities and towns around the nation.
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Miller-Adams, Michelle. 2009. The Power of a Promise: Education and Economic Renewal in Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
978-0-88099-340-1 (cloth); 978-0-88099-339-5 (pbk)
EDUCATION and TRAINING; Postsecondary education; REGIONAL ISSUES; Regional and urban studies; West Michigan; Urban issues