An article in the current issue of City Limits (“‘There is no science’: Canada’s philosophy“), and a Brian Lehrer WNYC interview with the article’s author and Paul Tough (whom I interviewed when he visited Springfield), evaluate Geoffrey Canada’s much-lauded work. The result: We won’t know how successful this intensive wrap-around approach is for another decade. That’s when the current cohort of young people graduate–or don’t graduate–from college. So the question becomes: Is the Obama Administration jumping the gun promoting HCZ replication nationally (especially given how dependent the model is on accountability and measurable results), or is this exactly the kind of bold and aggressive approach that can help break the cycle of poverty, close the achievement gap, and turn around urban America? Also check out the trailer below for the forthcoming movie, “The Lottery,” about education innovation and what’s at stake.