The Power of a Promise: Education and Economic Renewal in Kalamazoo

Title

The Power of a Promise: Education and Economic Renewal in Kalamazoo

Year

2009

Abstract

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.

Files

Download 1. A Not-So-Simple Gift (219 KB)

Contents

  1. A Not-So-Simple Gift
  2. What Came Before
  3. The Kalamazoo Promise in Context
  4. The Challenge of Community Alignment
  5. Impact on Students and Schools
  6. Prospects for Economic Change
  7. Assessing the Impact of the Kalamazoo Promise

ISBN

978-0-88099-340-1 (cloth); 978-0-88099-339-5 (pbk)

Subject Areas

EDUCATION and TRAINING; Postsecondary education; REGIONAL ISSUES; Regional and urban studies; West Michigan; Urban issues

The Power of a Promise: Education and Economic Renewal in Kalamazoo

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