Detroit Public Schools has an ugly history of failing to safeguard its abandoned properties, but the problem is worsening at an alarming rate.
The lack of professional standards prompted one teacher to give up his career to sell insurance.
Quick-acting police saved another Detroit school from destruction.
The body was so decomposed and burned that police were unable to determine the gender.
Agents swarmed the home and business of Carolyn Darden, who served as the district’s director of grants – a position that would have given her access to tens of millions of dollars.
Try to imagine what it’s like to wake up one morning, like I did recently, only to realize your childhood has been boarded up, abandoned, padlocked.
Dillon’s wife says the court made the right decision.
A five-member review team reported that the city has run four consecutive budget deficits and began ignoring its long-term obligations, such as pension payments.
Dozens of schools are covered in graffiti, their interiors gutted for scrap metal. Others are boarded-up gems, vulnerable to thieves, arson and graffiti.
When the mighty, historic Cass Tech High School came crashing down this time last year, dozens of alumni gathered to catch one last glimpse of the 93-year-old building.