In an op-ed in support of Akron school levy Issue 14 in the Akron Beacon Journal (11/6), David W. James, the superintendent of the Akron Public Schools, wrote, "Issue 14 - a very modest property tax increase and the first APS levy since 2006 - will keep" our "students and our community moving forward." James wrote, "Our educators consistently seek firsthand input from Akron employers about human resources needs. As a result, we offer extensive career education programming." The "first safety/emergency medical services option at Buchtel High School," he wrote, enables "students to earn college credit at the University of Akron." While "our HVAC program at North High School is one of several in the building trades where APS students work side by side with skilled tradesmen building new homes."