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How Detroit Went Broke, According to the Detroit Free Press

Detroit's mayors since 1950

         Detroit’s mayors since 1950

The Detroit Free Press posted an excellent piece on why Detroit declared bankruptcy.  It’s long as hell but well-written, well-researched, and as much as anyone can, tells in simple terms what is a complex set of issues.  No one person or entity is wholly exonerated or held wholly responsible, but all are analyzed for their roles in helping to fight against and/or causing Detroit’s downfall.  Some unions are taken to task – and as a pro-union guy, I’m sensitive to those things – but not unfairly so.  Ultimately, this is an excellent example of public scholarship, and the type of research I do.

(And I like how they try to end once and for all the scapegoating of Coleman Young for Detroit’s decline!)

I’m interested to know what you all think:

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About the Author

Dr. Dolberry is an educational consultant, college professor, wrestling coach, and former professional B-boy. (Okay, that last part may only be true in his own head). His expertise is in curriculum instruction and teacher training, and he specializes in STEAM (not just STEM) education. When Maurice is not consulting, professoring, or coaching, he can be found in front of a TV, cheering fanatically for all things Michigan and Detroit. And sometimes Florida.

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