In a more economically equitable Detroit, the education system would adequately prepare all residents for the workforce.

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Overview: The pandemic disrupted student development, further weakening educational outcomes in Detroit.

A quality education system can have a dramatic impact on the city and region, and can continue to grow the opportunities for Detroiters to participate, compete, and succeed in the workforce. Quality educational opportunities can prepare the city’s future workforce, and continuing education can increase residents’ opportunities to build skills and networks. Building the talent base and investing in the people of the city is not just a vital component of improving the economic prospects of residents but a vital component of the economic development and competitiveness of attracting new jobs to the city and the region.

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Educational AttainmentThird-grade English/language arts proficiencyCareer and technical education completion rates