Posted Tuesday, April 22, 2008
We'll spend the hour with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson. The city's work is pressing on a number of fronts. Last year was a tough one for public safety. The mayor's new safety plan will redraw police district boundaries. That idea has found a few critics, and it's set to begin in early May. Also, the mayor's office is taking a new approach to violent crime, involving...
the department of public health and the simple idea that violence is not inevitable--in fact, some say, it's preventable. We'll find out how that will change the business of fighting violent crime in Cleveland. Meanwhile, there are the schools, where the new focus is on single gender schools and so-called STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Sounds great, but right now, there are thousands of technical jobs available in Greater Cleveland, and fewer than half of high school students actually graduate. Needless to say, there's work to be done. Also, we've got the whole issue of economic development, deeply tied as it is to education, and other pressing concerns, such as the redevelopment of the Flats, the future sites of the port and Eaton Corporation, and the possibility of regional revenue sharing agreements. So, clearly, we've got lots to talk about the with mayor, and you can add your questions to the list be sending an email to .
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