The Power of a Promise: Education and Economic Renewal in Kalamazoo

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Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • Part 1 - Origins xv
  • 1 - A Not-So-Simple Gift 1
  • 2 - What Came before 29
  • 3 - The Kalamazoo Promise in Context 59
  • Part 2 - Impact 101
  • 4 - The Challenge of Community Alignment 103
  • 5 - Impact on Students and Schools 141
  • 6 - Prospects for Economic Change 177
  • Part 3 - Looking Forward 203
  • 7 - Assessing the Impact of the Kalamazoo Promise 205
  • References 225
  • The Author 237
  • Index 239
  • About the Institute 257
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