We discussed student mobility a bit last night. There’s quite a bit of research, and it’s easy to find with internet search engines. Education Week did a decent piece on it in 2004 if you want a quick summary with suggestions for alleviating likely problems. In class I was trying to say a little about the Gautreaux program (moving people out of public housing into subsidized suburban apartments). One useful discussion (broader than Gautreaux) is Elizabeth DeBray-Pelot and Erica Frankenberg, (2010), Federal legislation to promote metropolitan approaches to educational and housing opportunity. Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy, 17, 265-286. On the other hand, Pauline Lipman has written about how such policies are used as a facet of gentrification in Chicago, and David Imbroscio has critiqued the policy approach of moving people rather than working to improve the neighborhood’s where they live.
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