Eye on Education

Cleveland Mayor Says Better Schools Could Help Reverse Cleveland’s Population Decline

There are about 80,000 fewer people living in Cleveland today than there were 10 years ago. That’s a decrease of nearly 20 percent.

[Cleveland Mayor Frank] Jackson predicted a successful transformation, over time, would help reverse Cleveland’s decades of population decline.

“You will have people making choices either to live in Cleveland, move here to Cleveland because of education, stay in Cleveland when their child becomes school age, and you will have businesses who say, ‘You know, I want to go to Cleveland,’” Jackson said.

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