We celebrate with the Cleveland Schools and the citizens for our children’s future in the passing of the levy to support education reform in our home town.
Cleveland will be a Championship City in Education and the levy, combined with the Cleveland Plan, and the relentless implementation and execution of the plan will help everyone in NE Ohio. Tripling the number of children in high quality schools, closing poor performing schools, whether they are charters or district schools, and drastically increasing high school AND college graduation rates are all visions that are now in our sights. Thanks to the voters who bought into the plan and demonstrated faith in our Mayor, Frank Jackson, the CEO of the Schools, Eric Gordon, and the entire team who will execute the plan with energy and persistence.
Breakthrough Schools and other high quality charters who partner with the district, will see some much needed financial benefit as well. While the revenue is only a small fraction of the total gap in funding between what traditional district schools and charters receive, it’s nevertheless appreciated and is a step in the right direction.