Jonathan Simon

Jonathan Simon

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Should Cleveland help fund Housing/Demo Study?

I responded to Brian Cummins: The biggest problem to date has been there have been some salvageable homes that have been torn...

Brian Cummins

My understanding of the RATIONAL FOR DOING A STUDY - there are more terminally blighted properties that cannot be economically saved, in a timely basis, that need to be demolished, than there are funds to demolish them.  ... Continue reading

Create and Support Quality Schools

I responded to Nancy Reeves: Nancy, that is an interesting perspective on PTAs.    My thought process on the issue is that...

Nancy Reeves

As to your first suggestion - I very much agree.  It is one of my main concerns about charter schools (as well as specialized public schools, to a lesser extent).  Children whose families have resources (intellectual,... Continue reading

Create and Support Quality Schools

I responded to Matt Orehek: The first thing we can do is make it easier for parents to get involved. When a student has to...

Matt Orehek

Great. I think we can all agree that more parent involvement is necessary, but how are we going to make this happen? What can we do to engage parents and unite them in a setting that will evoke change? 

Create and Support Quality Schools

I responded to Create and Support Quality Schools: The solution is much less complicated than we often make it out to be. Regardless of whether a...

No high school diploma?

I responded to Nora T. Kancelbaum: To my point, if someone gets discouraged or faces an adversity and chooses to quit rather than to...

Nora T. Kancelbaum

Dear Jonathan, In my comment I was referring to people who had worked for many years and were then laid off but who had the skills to perform the same type of job even though they hadn't finished high school. Yes, I... Continue reading

No high school diploma?

I responded to No high school diploma?: In America, a high school diploma is fairly easy to obtain, and it is entirely free. Many...

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