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GCP commends passage of education reform legislation
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Cleveland, Ohio—The Greater Cleveland Partnership has released this statement by GCP President and CEO Joe Roman:
“The Ohio General Assembly's passage of legislation yesterday to support public education reform in the City of Cleveland is to be applauded.
“The months of hard work and compromise by diverse groups and individuals that led to passing this historic legislation clearly indicates the huge significance of this outcome. The Greater Cleveland Partnership commends Mayor Jackson for his vision and leadership that helped moved the process forward to realize the bill’s ultimate goal: To give the children of Cleveland a quality education and the opportunity to be successful in life.
“The GCP is pleased to have been a part of the coalition that supported The Cleveland Plan, which will fundamentally alter how we deliver public education in Cleveland. All of the stakeholders in this arena can be proud of the progress made to date.
“But this is the beginning of a long-term effort. Much hard work lies ahead. We must look toward ensuring that the district is on solid financial footing and able to support the changes needed to ensure the Plan’s successful implementation and sustainability.
“On June 6, the GCP Board of Directors voted to offer its full support of a proposed tax levy as long as it is consistent with the school transformation plan. We are firmly committed to continue working with individuals and organizations who are focused on shaping a school district that is fiscally sound and consistently delivers high-quality education.
“This is a critical moment for our city. We must keep moving in the right direction.”
As an association of business members, the Greater Cleveland Partnership mobilizes private-sector leadership, expertise and resources to develop attractive business conditions that create jobs, grow investment and improve the economic prosperity of the region.
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