DISCUSSION: THE SUBURBS

DISCUSSION: THE SUBURBS.

DISCUSSION: THE SUBURBS. many poor and working class families dream a living in the suburbs, believing their children will have the opportunity to attend better schools, will have access to non-dead-jobs, and to scape from the looming of urban violence. consequently, their children will have a better chance of being successful in life. however many suburbanites balk at the prospect of government-subsidize housing in their neighborhoods. they fear that when poor people move next door crime, drugs, blight, bad public schools and higher taxes inevitably follow. they worry that the value of their homes will fall and the image of their town will suffer.

-prepare an essay that addresses the following:

__does your neighborhood shape who you are?

__would you be a different person if you grew up someplace else? explain.

__should suburbs be mandated to rewrite their zoning laws and allow a “fair share” of affordable housing? why or why not?

1000 word min. DISCUSSION: THE SUBURBS.

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