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Cleveland mayor ties education and immigration to future prosperity
Frank Jackson discussed education, immigration, crime, and Cleveland's chances of landing a national political convention in his annual address
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson delivers his 9th State of the City address via a dialogue with WKYC's Russ Mitchell. The mayor says improvements in the city's schools will help stem the tide of population decline.
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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson sees the city’s prosperity tied to immigration and education.

WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair reports the comments came today as part of Jackson’s ninth State of the City address.

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Frank Jackson delivered his annual address as a dialogue with WKYC anchor Russ Mitchell.

The low-key mayor touched on several topics including Cleveland’s declining population, which is the lowest since 1900. That includes a drop of 17 percent over the past decade.

Jackson says improvements in education, including efforts of his overhaul of the Cleveland public schools, will stem the tide.

“In the long run, as we do what we need to do, improve education and institutionalize quality education, people will make choices based on that one factor and I believe that in and of itself will stop population decline.”

Jackson would also like to continue Cleveland’s history of welcoming immigrants, including political and religious refugees.

“They are a portion of the immigrant population that we should have much more of a focus on.”

One audience member suggested Cleveland become an immigrant ‘sanctuary,’ an idea Jackson endorsed.
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