The Dallas wealth divide and education
As with many other major cities, Dallas is divided into extremes of wealth, oftentimes geographically. Dallas is a sprawling metroplex; for those unfamiliar with the area, it can often take upwards of an hour just to get between Dallas and Fort Worth, making the “DFW metroplex” moniker more than a little ironic. Still, Dallas is a city, and deals with the same urban complexities that many other major urban areas deal with. It might seem ironic to discuss homelessness, unemployment and struggling schools in the same area that is currently experiencing a huge population increase and housing boom, but as Dallas expands the division between rich and poor continues to grow, with more people moving in than moving up.