I drive past that high school every morning in and out of work. It's weird to see kids with their tote bags, walking to school, or laughing and chasing each other about, and surrounded by such decay. It makes my parent's concerns about us walking to school as kids seem pretty laughable.
Detroit is soon going to be put under the State control of an emergency financial manager. It's probably unconstitutional, but the city is so corrupt and dysfunctional, that it can hardly do any harm. People that work in Detroit, but don't live there (like myself) must pay city taxes. Yet, we cannot vote in Detroit elections. That's probably unconstitutional too.
I have a dream of opening a simple manufacturing company in Detroit. Probably textiles. It's a great transportation hub, on a major waterway, and on the border with Canada. People will work hard for reasonable wages.