Dear Cleveland. by Peyton from Chagrin Falls High School

Dear Cleveland, You are a wonderful place with many valuable assets that I appreciate. However, there are several prominent issues in our community that my generation should strive to ameliorate. […]

May 15, 2018 // EYEJ // No Comments //

Dear Cleveland,

You are a wonderful place with many valuable assets that I appreciate. However, there are several prominent issues in our community that my generation should strive to ameliorate. I confidently believe that injustice in education is amongst the most important of these issues. I feel this way because all of my life I have lived in Chagrin Falls, a very affluent community with extraordinary school systems. Although I personally have been granted so many priceless opportunities via my school, my participation in Look Up To Cleveland has allowed me to realize that children living just 45 minutes away from where I live receive such a drastically different education from the one I receive. The achievement gap between suburban schools like mine and the inner-city schools absolutely stuns me, and I hope that the gaps in extra curriculars, course options, and resources, can be bridged in the near future.

Love,

Peyton

Chagrin Falls High School