The Detroit News, Nov. 15th:
Detroit— Residents say the strength of education in the city is one of the reasons they feel a connection to Metro Detroit, according to a new survey.
One thousand residents of a six counties in the Metro Detroit area, who were part of the three-year Knight Soul of the Community survey, identified education as a positive in the city and perceived schools and colleges as doing well. Residents in 25 other communities polled by the survey didn't feel the same way about schools in their areas. The survey — conducted by Gallup and funded through the Knight Foundation — was released today.
Great schools, affordable health care and safe streets all help create strong communities. But is there something deeper that draws people to a city – that makes them want to put down roots and build a life?