The story behind the creation of LVHS is a pretty amazing one. Its implementation and current status, I hear mixed things about. Here The Nation takes what looks to be a pretty sentimental view of the school -- no surprise, given how much the magazine is into that whole "community organizing" thing.
Read it (here) and let me know what you think. For me, the starting questions are (a) how come other communities haven't been able to pull off that kind of win for themselves, and (b) is the complex currently doing all or part of the job that it was supposed to?
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