A Promise Worth Keeping: The Kalamazoo Promise and Its Impact on Educational Outcomes
The Kalamazoo Promise offers location-based scholarships, and through these scholarships offers potential for vast economic and educational improvement in Kalamazoo. The goal of this paper is to determine the extent of academic improvement that can be accomplished through this scholarship program, and what effects this improvement will have on the greater Kalamazoo community. The Promise has already had noticeable short-term effects on enrollment trends, student expectations, and improvement in school environment, and those changes can be expected to continue as information about the Promise disseminates on a local and regional level. Through examining theoretical models for education and data collected in Kalamazoo, I conclude that in the long term the Kalamazoo Promise will increase academic expectations and aspirations of students, resulting in a highly educated workforce, and will lead to an increase in economic development in the area.
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Ayres, Benjamin (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2010)The Kalamazoo Promise offers location-based scholarships, and through these scholarships offers potential for vast economic and educational improvement in. Kalamazoo. The goal of this paper is to determine the extent of ...
Kalamazoo College Self-Study Report: A Decade of Change, Challenge, and Promise. Prepared for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kalamazoo College (2003-03)The title of this report—and of this introductory chapter—was chosen with some trepidation, for what college could not say that the past decade, or any ten-year period of its history for that matter, was a time of change, ...