East Palo: Dreams of a City

31 May

Here’s another video link for you…

Today I just wanted to pass along a short documentary about East Palo: http://dreamsofacity.org/ that provides historical and social perspective on the evolution of the city and its current circumstances, which include only having K-8 in-district public education, since 1976 when Ravenswood High School was closed. Being bused to attend high school at Woodside or Carlmont has had a precipitous impact: “The dropout rate of Ravenswood [district] students attending public high schools west of U.S. Highway 101 is about 65 percent” (http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=15208).

Dreams of a City sheds some light on how the growth, politics and economics of the whole SF Bay Area have impacted one city and the opportunities of its residents.

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