The Gentrification Myth, Part 2

In January, I posted about how, contrary to conventional wisdom, neighborhood gentrification doesn't always result in an easy path towards improvement, and in fact sometimes leads to a deterioration at least in the short term.  It seems like that's what's happening in this Seattle neighborhood, too: 

"Some parents, even before their own children were old enough for Madrona, had tried to improve the school," according to this Seattle Times article (Race, class splinter Madrona School).  "That left some parents with children already at the school bristling at the suggestion that somehow it wasn't good enough."

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