How Delaware can save New Jersey’s “Municipal Madness” by Jared Hunter

Throughout this post I’ll be using the words “municipality” and “town” interchangeably but they have the same relative meaning The community work I’ve been engaged in this summer, and the general new pools of people I’ve met, have excitedly allowed me to broaden my research interests.  I’m looking more into how capital investments work in … Read more of How Delaware can save New Jersey’s “Municipal Madness” by Jared Hunter

The Week in Camden: 10 Things I like and Don’t Like (9/15/17)

Tom Doll (from Subaru) said what?  It’s your Friday wrap-up at the Local Knowledge Blog — 10 things I like and don’t like (a homage to the preferred format of my favorite sports writer, Zach Lowe):   — don’t like — Tom Doll, Subaru’s President and Chief Operating Officer, had this gem of a quote in … Read more of The Week in Camden: 10 Things I like and Don’t Like (9/15/17)

The Other Legacy of Brown v. BOE: The Removal of Black Teachers by Rann Miller

Thanks to Rann Miller for another fantastic guest post.  Increased attention has been given to the need for more Black teachers in public schools. Scholars and journalists alike have offered evidence that show the importance of Black teachers; to Black students in particular. Math and reading achievement is significantly positively influenced by the race/ethnicity of … Read more of The Other Legacy of Brown v. BOE: The Removal of Black Teachers by Rann Miller

Camden Roundup: from Coates to Costco, Camden High to Holtec

Reading Ta-Nehisi Coates challenges me. He is among the writers that have pushed me furthest out of my comfort zone, and among the writers that have helped me make the most sense of what I see in my studies here in Camden. All of that said, go read his article feature The First White President. It’s … Read more of Camden Roundup: from Coates to Costco, Camden High to Holtec

Camden’s Day-to-Day Competition for Students

There’s a new normal in Camden. Advertisements for charter schools at bus stops. Jockeying over buildings as schools close. Whispers that schools are sorting into a pecking order. Even a group of charter schools opting out of the universal enrollment program, and facing fierce criticism from the school district. While the pace of school closures, … Read more of Camden’s Day-to-Day Competition for Students