Housing Policy Is Education Policy (For Now)

I really enjoyed this Conor Dougherty piece on housing policy, and it makes me want to read his book Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America. This part in particular stood out to me:

Nearly all of the biggest challenges in America are, at some level, a housing problem. Rising home costs are a major driver of segregation, inequality, and racial and generational wealth gaps. You can’t talk about education or the shrinking middle class without talking about how much it costs to live near good schools and high-paying jobs.

However, Conor Williams’ recent piece for The Washington Post argues that this need not be the case. Rather than waiting to win economic development battles city by city and block by block, charter schools “offer the possibility of unlinking housing and school access now.”

–Guest post by Chad Aldeman