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    Detroit public schools are drowning in a whopping 515 million dollar debt, and the options to survive are dwindling. Sadly, this is happening at the expense of the roughly 52,000 students struggling to strive at the district. These students are walking into school with an unsteadiness about them because of the irrational circumstance circulating the schools. With rats running, floors fumbling, and ceilings cracking, the students are in fear that their school may not survive the day. The teachers are striking because of the unreasonable conditions, but what are their options to bring attention to this emotional issue? Taking into consideration the 52,000 students attending school in Detroit, these students have to go to school. It is impossible…

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    Detroit Public School System is a declining school system where majority of the attending students are unfortunate. The teachers are being mistreated to the point their giving up. Curriculum is not challenging enough or college ready. Many DPS schools are in dangerous neighborhoods, where there are plenty of gang affiliations. Resources and technology for students are scarce. If it was up to me things and ideas would probably turn out better. If it wasn't for the teachers, there wouldn't be a…

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    There is so much discussion nowadays in media about Detroit’s failing public schools, because of the lack of discipline. Students have too much freedom in the schools. Along with the financial problems DPS have. The lack of discipline that DPS has toward the students is not a good thing. Students are not being taught the right manners and are not educated the correct way. Not having good discipline makes the students to not be able to respect other people, for example teachers are not…

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    listen to our conscience. In the drama of “Antigone” and the “Detroit Public Schools” article shows acts of civil disobedience. On multiple occasions the main character Antigone showed compassion and love for her two brothers. Antigone felt it was wrong for King Creon to bury Eteocles and leave Polyneices unburied. Next, in the DPS article, teachers and the students from Cass Tech and Renaissance high school stood together. The teachers and students were fighting over the lack of educational…

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    Introduction The Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC http://www.descmiworks.com/) is a workforce solution group for the city of Detroit which stems from Michigan Works!. This organization aids employers in the City of Detroit, with finding potential employees and job seekers to hire. DESC receives its funding from the federal government. Funds received from the federal government can only be used for programs and initiatives that are outlined by the Office of Management and Budget.…

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    Introduction Detroit, Michigan is a unique city boasting of an iconic past, a gloomy present, and a potentially bright future. Once one of America’s largest and most thriving cities because of professional opportunities in the automotive industry, Detroit fell to devastating lows after the loss of thousands of jobs from Ford Motor, General Motors, and Chrysler. Detroit is the 18th overall most populated city in the United States, the largest city in the State of Michigan, and recently became the…

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    Sean Farrell UPP 520 Professor Betancur Essay #2: The Downfall and Revitalization of Detroit and its relation to Neo-Liberalism Introduction: The city of Detroit has undergone a series of dramatic economic transformations throughout its history. It is these economic cycles throughout Detroit’s chronological timeline that help to both explain and describe the condition that Detroit is in, as well as give perspective for policymakers to come up with ways to deal with and improve the…

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    The Purple Gang in Detroit History During the liquor prohibition in Detroit which happened from 1920-1933. As a result of Michigan passing a law and adopting the Damon Act that banned liquor from being sold and consumed in the town, organized crime began taking shape during this era as Jewish gangsters controlled the underworld of the American society (Kavieff, 20). The Purple Gang was led by one of four brothers by the name of Abe Bernstein and it was formed by young Jewish immigrants as a…

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    cousins were so close because their mothers were sisters. They had inside jokes, took trips together, went to church. I longed for a relationship with them, but never felt comfortable enough to try. The Arabic girls I knew outside of my family were not kind. They called me a “white girl” “Chaldean wannabe” and my favorite “half-breed”. I still get strange looks when people find out who I’m related to. It would be no different from my mother’s parents house. My grandmother had very long blond…

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    One of the most significant growths during the 20th century was the birth of the automobile industry. This new advancement affected the daily life of the twentieth century American to a greater degree than any other technological development. (Rosentreter, pg.215)It began in 1896, when Charles King invented the horseless carriage and drove it down Woodward Avenue in Detroit. When Charles King joined Detroit inventor, Henry Ford, he earned international recognition. Ford would eventually become…

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