Cleveland Collinwood, Jane Addams and MLK high schools to be closed as will 4 other Black east side schools, some city councilmen, parents and community activists upset, activist Donna Walker -Brown saying the east side schools always take a hit while school officials make excuses for white schools to stay open on the west side....Walker-Brown joins State School Board Member Meryl Tolbert Johnson in calling the school closings recommendations by schools CEO Eric Gordon racist....Now under mayoral control, the largely Black school district was once under a desegregation court order for discriminating against Black children and their families....By editor Kathy Wray Coleman of Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blogs
Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Eric Gordon Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com , Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper and Black blog, both also top in Black digital news in the Midwest. We are also the most read women's rights digital newspaper and blog in Ohio, and in the Midwest Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief CLEVELAND, Ohio- The slated closings of historic public schools in Cleveland, Oh, a largely Black major American city, are causing an uproar, Collinwood, Jane Addams and Martin Luther King Jr high schools and some four k-8 schools, namely Case, Iowa Maple, Michael R. White and Willow, the schools recommended by Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Eric Gordon for closing, all of them located on the city's largely Black east side. Cleveland voters approved a $200 million bond issue for school construction in 2014.