It seems that a conversation about the many problems/issues facing Detroit and its residents goes back to the repression of a group of people. The usual victims being people of color and poor people. The most damaging assault on these groups, in my opinion, has been on the educational system in the city. Being properly, or at least equally, educated as all residents in the state of Michigan are given a right to is important for the rise of its black and/or poor residents that many turn blind or angry eye to.
Furthermore, an adequate school system is one of the most important things a city could do to stave off further population decrease. We may in some way benefit from newcomers who are young and wealthier, but if there is nowhere to educate their children when they have some, we could experience a new shock of population loss.