Tackling Football And Oh, Yes, Education

When it rains during Mary Leary's Spanish class on the top floor of Cleveland's 62-year-old John Marshall High School, students scoot their chairs out of the way of falling water. "One boy even opened an umbrella," Leary says. The school needs up to $2 million to fix the roof, which leaked so badly that John Marshall closed down one day in October. But the school system is $152 million in debt and hasn't had the money.

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