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6- Tyree Finley talks about how built environment affects students’ educational achievements

May 7th, 2016

Tyree Finley, a master of urban planning student at Texas A&M University,  talked about his professional paper on how built environment affects students' educational achievements.   Tyree grew up in an extremely low income neighborhood in New York.  He shared his own experience living in a high-crime-high-poverty environment, and talked about how his father led his family out of the distressed place through education.  He provided insights on what planners can do to enhance equality for everyone, especially kids living in neighborhoods with low socioeconomic status.