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Stranded by Sprawl – NYTimes.com

Detroit is a symbol of the old economy’s decline. It’s not just the derelict center; the metropolitan area as a whole lost population between 2000 and 2010, the worst performance among major cities. Atlanta, by contrast, epitomizes the rise of the Sun Belt; it gained more than a million people …

Quote of the Day

It’s becoming increasingly unlikely that a low-income student, no matter how intrinsically bright, moves up the socioeconomic ladder. What we’re talking about is a threat to the American dream. SEAN REARDON, a sociologist at Stanford. via Quotation of the Day for Sunday, Dec. 23 – NYTimes.com.