An Urban Village Just for Teachers?

Teachers Village

Cassandra Daily:

Developer Ron Beit and legendary architect Richard Meier are transforming downtown Newark, NJ with eight new buildings on four square blocks called Teachers Village. The community will include three charter schools, more than 200 affordable housing facilities for educators, a day care center, and space for retail stores and restaurants. Michael Duffy, former director of the NYC Department of Education’s Charter School Office, crows, “It puts the people who work in those schools at the heart of the equation, as opposed to just a movie theater, or restaurants, or some other kind of economic development activity.” The first building is expected to open in May 2013.

Does this make any sense to you, because it doesn’t to me.

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