We are loving this piece by Dr. Megan Sandel, discussing the relationship between housing policy and educational reforms. Dr. Sandel shows clearly that spending housing dollars means investing in education.
“The longevity of students at a given school is as valuable to them as simple attendance. But students often “churn” – leave and change schools or districts –each year, forcing teachers to re-teach material to new students. In Massachusetts, it was estimated that over a third of students across 11 cities churn through a school in a given year, that is, who start and finish a grade in different places.”
Read the whole article here: http://www.economistinsights.com/infrastructure-cities/opinion/housing-and-education