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Detroit’s Vicious Cycle: Why National Education Groups Aren’t Coming to Help

With some of the nation’s most devastated schools, Detroit is in desperate need of new ideas, new energy — and lots of money.

But when local advocates approach organizations that have invested millions of dollars — and countless hours of problem-solving — into jumpstarting schools in cities like Washington, Memphis, Indianapolis, and New Orleans, the answer often comes back the same:

No. Not Detroit. Not now.