Next America: Communities

A city-by-city look at a transforming U.S. population

Next America: Communities is a project of The Atlantic, supported by a grant from Emerson Collective.

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Alexia Fernández Campbell

Can a Private Company Teach Troubled Kids?

At the Richmond Alternative School in Virginia, 97 percent of students are black and 87 percent are poor, and the city just outsourced their education.

Next America: Communities is a project of The Atlantic, supported by a grant from Emerson Collective.