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Inga Saffron Says

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"We dole out 10-year property tax abatements to encourage new housing construction, even as the program drains the schools of revenue. Who do we expect to live in those houses, which are now typically built with three bedrooms? We say we want young, dynamic, 'knowledge workers' who will establish deep neighborhood connections and improve the city overall, and then we sabotage the thing they care about most - their children's knowledge. Less mobile working-class families, meanwhile, are simply left to fend for themselves." [Photo: Yong Kim/ Philly.com]