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Sun Oct 15, 2017, 08:34 PM

Mayor Jackson's bid to block low-scoring charter schools from Cleveland is denied by state

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The first real test of whether city leaders can force higher standards for charter schools in the city - a power they fought for in the state legislature five years ago - has failed.

Though Cleveland has some of the strongest charter schools in Ohio, it also has some of the weakest. So Mayor Frank Jackson and other city leaders have wanted to force some of the weakest operators and oversight organizations for the privately-run, tax-funded public schools to do a better job.

Making that happen has been a challenge.

Jackson won limited power from Gov. John Kasich and the legislature in 2012 to let his school quality panel, the Transformation Alliance, recommend to the state who can create and oversee new charter schools in the city.

That hard fought power was much less than what Jackson had initially sought - an ability for city leaders to approve or deny each new school directly.

Read more: http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/10/mayor_jacksons_bid_to_block_low-scoring_charter_schools_from_city_is_denied_by_state.html

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Reply Mayor Jackson's bid to block low-scoring charter schools from Cleveland is denied by state (Original post)
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TheDebbieDee Oct 2017 #1

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Sun Oct 15, 2017, 10:59 PM

1. Sounds like this ruling will allow any Johnny Come-Lately to open a "charter" school


and accept payment to teach students using the voucher system which functions to defund the public school system...

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