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Ohio State Senator Shirley Smith writes editorial against Cleveland schools property tax levy, says it hurts Cleveland taxpayers, lacks student- based outcomes, that unconstitutional school funding formula that hurts poor children should be fixed first, she wants mechanism to monitor educational outcomes

Ohio State Senator Shirley Smith, a Cleveland Democrat representing Ohio's 21st legislative district From the Metro Desk of Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper  ( ) Guest Columnist: State Senator  Shirley  A. Smith (pictured), a  Cleveland  Democrat, represents Ohio's 21st District. By Ohio State Senator Shirley Smith (D-21), Guest Columnist CLEVELAND, Ohio -Clevelanders are now voting on Issue 107, a 15-mill levy for the Cleveland [Municipal] School District. Its fate will have huge repercussions for students and taxpayers. (Editor's note: The Cleveland schools are controlled by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson per state law and the schools 15- mill operating levy is on the Nov. 6 ballot for either approval or  disapproval  by Cleveland voters, a majority of whom are Black).   I oppose the Cleveland plan for multiple reasons. It lacks student-based outcomes. It w

Grassroots hold Cleveland schools levy debate with Councilman Jeff Johnson debating Donna Walker Brown, Kimberly Brown, 5 Black Cleveland councilpersons attend, State Rep. Patmon was debate moderator, sponsored by Imperial Women Coalition of some 20 area activist groups, coalition leaders vote 29 to 12 against levy, Attorney Passalacqua, Activist Wille Stokes honored at debate for community service, activists against closing John Marshall High School were there too, second debate is planned in Cleveland City Council Ward 1 with State Sen. Nina Turner, Councilman Johnson, Debbie Kline for the levy and Donna Walker Brown, Kimberly Brown and Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed against it

Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson Kimberly Brown Cleveland Mayoral Candidate Donna Walker Brown Ohio State Representative Bill Patmon (D-Cleveland) By Johnette Jernigan and Kathy Wray Coleman, Cleveland Urban News.Com  ( ) Organized by The Imperial Coalition, a group of over 20 Cleveland area grassroots organizations, a debate was recently held at Lil Africa on the proposed 15-mill tax levy for the Cleveland Municipal School District, which is on the November 6 ballot. (Editor's Note: A second debate is set for Sept. 25 with State Sen. Nina Turner (D-25), Debbie Kline, and Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Jeff Johnson for the levy, and Cleveland Ward 2 Councilman Jeff Johnson and Community Advocates Donna Walker Brown and Kimberly Brown against it. Patmon and state Rep. John Barnes Jr. (D-12) will co-moderate that debate and community activists are waiting on approval as to whether it can be held at the Harvard Community Serv