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Want to know what is on our minds? Find blog posts written here, by the City Club staff, members, and partners. Every week you can find a new edition of #FreeSpeech in the News — a collection of related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century that’s making the news. You’ll also find takes on current events, past forums, and issues surrounding Northeast Ohio. Read on for all things City Club.

Friday, April 26, 2019

John Q. Easton Talks How Research Reshaped Education in Chicago

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

"We need to complement rigor with relevance and usefulness." – John Q. Easton In 1987, then-U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett called Chicago Public Schools the worst public school system in America. Swift reforms followed, including the establishment of The University of Chicago (UChicago) Consortium on School Research which conducts research that informs and assesses policy...

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Monday, April 22, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: APRIL 22, 2019

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

As the Citadel of Free Speech here in Cleveland, we work to protect and promote the basis of our democracy by sharing related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century. Here's what's making the news – and what you should know about – in the past week. 1.) Round 2: ACLU of...

Friday, April 19, 2019

What Oklahoma’s opioid settlement means for other states, cities and counties suing Purdue Pharma

Guest Author

by Andrew Pollis, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter recently announced that the state had reached a US$270 million settlement with Purdue Pharma, the largest manufacturer of prescription opioids. The settlement resolves the state’s claims against Purdue over costs incurred in addressing the opioid crisis and allows Purdue to avoid...

Monday, April 15, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: APRIL 15, 2019

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

As the Citadel of Free Speech here in Cleveland, we work to protect and promote the basis of our democracy by sharing related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century. Here's what's making the news – and what you should know about – in the past week. 1.) Mahanoy Area School District...

Friday, April 12, 2019

Reflection on City Club Forum with Irshad Manji

Guest Author

by Gulnar Feerasta, Program Director, LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland As someone who has followed Irshad Manji for many years, I was very excited to have the opportunity to listen to her live at the City Club forum. I have to admit that I walked in with a preconceived notion of what I was going to...

Monday, April 08, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: APRIL 8, 2019

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

As the Citadel of Free Speech here in Cleveland, we work to protect and promote the basis of our democracy by sharing related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century. Here's what's making the news – and what you should know about – in the past week. 1.) UK eyes regulating social...

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