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A Mighty Change in Detroit

July 20, 2012


I talked a little bit in my last post about my trip to Detroit—about the shrinking city, the abandoned houses, and most importantly, the spirit of hope and decency in the people I saw there. This spirit was on display nowhere more than in Detroit’s public schools, which, with their traumatized students and shrinking tax […]

“40 Miles of Blight”

July 13, 2012


I recently flew out to Detroit to visit some of the schools there, and was surprised at what I saw. Of course, we’ve all read the news and watched the Chrysler commercials, with their haunting, now iconic images of empty city streets and abandoned homes. Needless to say, I was unsure of what to expect. […]