It's a city in crisis but with potential for a big comeback. Despite an ailing auto industry and the highest jobless rate in the nation, Detroiters are determined to make their hometown thrive once again. For the next year, CNNMoney will focus on that challenge.

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Can't beat the learning curve
Alexandra Ritson (forefront), 21, of Grand Rapids said she accepted a teaching job in Arizona. Detroit's public school system plans to lay off 600 teachers due to its deficit and declining student population

Ritson didn't see much point in getting certified in her home state. "It's one of the hardest states to get a teaching job in the country," she said.

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Last updated April 22 2010: 7:47 AM ET
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