In a Gentrifying City, Are Some Students Expendable?

The latest episode of Have You Heard is inspired by a brand new, and must read book: Ghosts in the Schoolyard, by sociologist Eve Ewing.¬†Ghosts excavates the long backstory behind Chicago’s school closures in 2013, but Ewing’s analysis is just as relevant to Boston in 2018.¬†Jennifer heads to the McCormack Middle School, a school that’s been slated for closure in a neighborhood that’s rapidly gentrifying. Might there be a connection? And in a city that’s growing ever richer, are some students expendable?¬†Complete transcript of the episode available here. And if you’re a fan of the high-quality content that Have You Heard serves up, consider becoming a Patreon supporter by clicking the link below.

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