In the summer, news outlets cover “scary stories” related to vacation - fleshing eating bacteria, sharks, electrocuting docks, etc. But they are more rare than we are lead us to believe. This blog focuses on another real problem covered by the media. And similar to many summer stories, the problem is much rarer than it seems.
It’s a common thought; we often fear what we do not understand. From Star Trek characters to Marie Curie, it is easy to find quotes about overcoming fears when we better understand something. In conversations around urban life today, there’s a “scary” monster lurking about neighborhoods - gentrification. Today, we’re sharing some research we hope shines a little more light on the anxiety-producing topic.
Last week, Chalkbeat claimed school choice is accelerating gentrification. Gentrification is commonly considered a negative term. So, what does this mean and what does it have to do with school choice? Lots of our readers were curious about our response to this conversation, and here it is. Keep reading to learn more.