Cleveland Mayor Proposed Sweeping School Reform Plan

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cleveland’s struggling school district needs to embrace good charter schools, revamp teachers’ union rules, and give more flexibility to high-performing schools.

Those are some of the main goals of a new school reform plan unveiled by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson. He says Cleveland’s schools need to be reinvented to stop the downward slide fueled by poverty and population loss.

As WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports, the mayor says his plan supplies the urgency needed to fix the school system, but not everyone is convinced.

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