CLEVELAND -- What to do with Cleveland's struggling school system has been a topic of continuous debate as of late; especially when it comes to the levy and how its passing, or failure, will impact district students.
Mayor Frank Jackson spoke passionately at a community forum Thursday on behalf of the levy.
"There's nothing more important to me as the mayor of the City of Cleveland than the education of our children," said Mayor Jackson.
He spoke with voters face-to-face about the importance of getting the levy passed. The Mayor made mention of all of the progressive things happening within the city, but added without investing in the city's young people, the sustainability could be shorter lived.
"We have a casino, a medical mart. I will give all of that up and trade it for a quality education for our children," Jackson said. "With this education all that's been invested, sustained for a longer period of time because we invested in our children."
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