PPRC Director Mark Tranel's latest essay appears in the recently pubiished 5th Edition of St. Louis Currents. The volume features strong essays on the region’s historical experience and economic outlook, which are common themes throughout all editions. New topics include historical perspectives on adult entertainment in the Metro East, a demographic study of the region’s immigrant population, plus a scholarly look at “the high school question” that is particular to the St. Louis Metro Region. Edited by Andy Theising and Terry Jones, the edition includes contributions from Sarah VanSlette, Anthony Cheeseboro, and Jeff Smith. Dr. Tranel's essay, entitled Poor Education, explores the academic challenges and poverty trends affecting school-aged kids living in households with poverty-level income.
St. Louis Currents is available for purchase through Left Bank Books.