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December 2016 Plain Press – PDF

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Standardized tests drive Cleveland Transformation Plan

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2014) Under current local, state and national educational policy, Clevelanders are being asked to measure their public and charter schools and judge their teaching staffs based on the scores on standardized tests. While the standardized tests may help to compare schools, they do little to help individual students to … Continue reading

July 2014 Issue of the Plain Press

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PROMISES BROKEN: ¬†Property taxes promised in 1990 could have been a game changer for Cleveland

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2014)¬†Cuyahoga County voters are pondering a decision about the 20-year extension of a sin tax on spirituous liquor, beer, wine, cider, and cigarettes estimated to raise between $13 and $15 million per year to pay for repairs and upgrades at the three large sports facilities downtown. The discussion to … Continue reading