Posted Thursday, June 11, 2009
After decades of legal wrangling, the Ohio Supreme Court makes an important call: cities like Akron and Cleveland cannot tell their employees where to live. Government reformers have put a new plan on the table in Cuyahoga County. They want to replace county commissioners with an elected, powerful administrator and a county council. Meanwhile, the overseer of municipal courts fights evidence that he works only seven hours a week. And a Toledo man says he's designed an engine that will get 110 miles-per-gallon. Join us with your questions Thursday at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.
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I have been a Cleveland resident since 1991 and I have one child in Cleveland Public schools with another soon to attend. Through the period where the residency rule has been challenged by the police and firefighters the thing that has amazed me is the utter disdain that many policeman and firefighters have for the city of Cleveland. The comments that have been made about how awful Cleveland is and how they couldn’t comprehend sending their children to Cleveland schools have been stunning. These people are supposed to be serving this city, yet they seem to hate the city, except for the paycheck and benefits they receive from the taxpayers of this city. I am not begrudging people the right to live in the city of their choice, but the attitude that these supposed public servants have about the people they serve is disgraceful.
According to US News and Reports this year, 9 out of the 18 schools ranked Bronze or Silver in Cuyahoga County were City of Cleveland public schools. Schools like Parma was not ranked. If you didn’t like the school in your district, move to another. There is no Cleveland public school excuse so stop using it as one.