Quality public education is the foundation of any serious effort to revitalize urban communities, to reduce welfare dependency, to ameliorate poverty, and to remedy racial injustice. Yet, successful inner-city schools remain the exception within public education systems. A growing sense of urgency is stimulating experimentation and prompting many community development organizations to become more involved in school reform.

Click here (pdf) to read CHPC’s Urban Prospect on how community groups are becoming involved in the education system.