The author, Myron Orfield, says the metro’s racial segregation is due to government apathy and “well-meaning but misdirected” efforts by housing advocates and school reformers.
Gov. Mark Dayton has said he would like the head of the seven-county regional agency to be full-time, much like the other members of his cabinet.
Recently, two controversies have again raised the ire of elected officials toward the powerful Met Council. And even supporters think change may be coming.
The study by the University of Minnesota Law School’s Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity indicates that banks are witholding funds from the most diverse neighborhoods. Wells Fargo disagrees.
A University of Minnesota study says the programs are widening racial gaps, but the state’s housing commissioner refutes much of the critique.
A program intended to integrate schools and balance academic opportunities for children of all races has resulted in increased racial segregation.
Officials from older suburbs grapple with housing and education challenges.
Compared to 25 other metro areas, the Twin Cities looks like a mecca of tolerance and diversity.
The downside of a lot of low-income housing in one area.
Author Stanley Kurtz’s argument, says U institute’s Myron Orfield, is “baloney.” I’d say that, too, but I don’t want to insult baloney.
New study from the University of Minnesota documents population changes in metro area.
The metro-area trend of a fat, sweet ring of rich suburbs encircling an almost empty inner core is reversing.
Proposal would create multiple boards and commissions to do the work now performed by the Met Council.
Report says Twin Cities charter schools underperforming comparable traditional schools.
Recommendations carry the endorsement of Myron Orfield, a relentless integration advocate, and Bob Erickson, a fiscal conservative.