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  • David Brooks: The Harlem Miracle

    05/09/2009 10:03:32 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 1,333+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 8, 2009 | DAVID BROOKS
    The fight against poverty produces great programs but disappointing results. You go visit an inner-city school, job-training program or community youth center and you meet incredible people doing wonderful things. Then you look at the results from the serious evaluations and you find that these inspiring places are only producing incremental gains. Thatís why I was startled when I received an e-mail message from Roland Fryer, a meticulous Harvard economist. It included this sentence: ďThe attached study has changed my life as a scientist.Ē Fryer and his colleague Will Dobbie have just finished a rigorous assessment of the charter schools...