Paul Tough: Promise Neighborhoods Should Get Billions

05 Sep 2012 |
Paul Tough: Promise Neighborhoods Should Get Billions
Above: Geoffrey Canada and Paul Tough

In an interview with NBC News, Paul Tough, author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America, and a recent New York Times article on poverty, says he thinks Promise Neighborhoods should have been at the center of the administration’s education policy.

“If Promise Neighborhoods had been at the center of the administration’s education policy, I think we’d be having a conversation about what do we need beyond schools, and how do we integrate that within schools.”

Read the full interview and let us know what you think–is the Promise Neighborhoods program being adequately funded? How can we learn from the lessons of the Harlem Children’s Zone to break the cycle of poverty and grow a generation of well-education children and adults ready to reach their full potential? How can the Promise Neighborhoods program work with Race to the Top and other education policies?