How Urban Universities Get a Bad Name

Even as there are legitimate signs that private investment is being attracted to downtown Camden (see Kevin Shelly’s piece on 121 Market Street — which has potential buyers without subsidies) there are signs that this development will be fractured and existing residents will turn out losers. In particular, the use of eminent domain with property … Read more How Urban Universities Get a Bad Name

Should Camden High students go to Forest Hill?

I’m not getting to as many protests and community meetings as in year’s past, but when a concerned Forest Hill parent reached out to me about Wednesday’s meeting re: potentially moving Camden High students to Forest Hill, I decided to stop by and catch up on where the Camden High saga has taken us. I’m going … Read more Should Camden High students go to Forest Hill?

A Data-Driven Approach to Hiring More Black Male Teachers by Randy Miller

Excited to have my first guest post here by Rutgers PhD candidate and local educator, Randy Miller. He’s a great follow on twitter (@UrbanEdDJ) and his blog is a must-read. (http://urbanedmixtape.com). Increasing attention is surrounding the need for school districts to hire more Black male teachers. Academics and journalists alike have offered statistical and common … Read more A Data-Driven Approach to Hiring More Black Male Teachers by Randy Miller

Chief Thomson Speaks to Paul Ryan, and Camden Politicians Still Cherry-Pick Crime Data

— Jim Walsh has graciously pointed out that I’m using a mix of county and city stats here. That’s fixed. Here’s his article on recent crime increases in Camden. — thanks for your patience, sd This post is long past it’s expiration date, but I’ve been trying to supplement the poor data comparisons used in the article with better … Read more Chief Thomson Speaks to Paul Ryan, and Camden Politicians Still Cherry-Pick Crime Data

What do our coalitions mean? What Trump can teach us about South Jersey.

I’ve been working on a short post about Metro Police Chief’s visit to Washington this week, but I’m struggling to track down some statistics and it feels odd writing about that when everyone is talking about the Trump inauguration. And confirmation hearings. And tweets. And really anything Trump-related.  Now, my newsfeed is overwhelmed with Trump … Read more What do our coalitions mean? What Trump can teach us about South Jersey.