Educate, And Revitalization Will Follow?

Kalamazoo, Michigan, has developed a unique plan for revitalization: free college tuition for any student who enters the school system by ninth grade.
March 14, 2006, 8am PST | Matt Baumann
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"...Kalamazoo is upsetting the traditional economic-development model. In the past, blighted cities across the nation signed onto various types of revitalization plans. Mainly, they focused on physical improvements -- including new public spaces, office parks and other civic amenities -- in hopes of spurring economic and social progress.

[Kalamazoo's plan] The Promise is different. By making education the cornerstone of the city's turnaround plan, Kalamazoo is hoping that other positive changes will follow."

Thanks to Matt Baumann

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Published on Friday, March 10, 2006 in Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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