I'm a Euclidean mathematician.
I had several superb math and science teachers in the public schools
there - special thanks to Mrs. Eversole and
Mr. Reno. Thanks also to Sputnik, for making America
improve its science education just in time
for me to participate in many innovative programs.
I also had some other excellent teachers that weren't in math or
science, going all the way
back to elementary school. However, I
usually didn't appreciate how good and caring they were until years
later, and sometimes only after, as an adult, my mother told of the
special things they had done for me.
Unfortunately, the school system has seriously declined.
I'm in the Euclid Public Schools Distinguished Achievement
Hall of Fame, but some of the other members are
far more distinguished.
Here is a statement about Euclid by Ruth Eckdish Knack:
"For some it's a shrine, to others, a crime scene."
No, it does not refer to my having been raised there, but rather
to the fact that Euclid instituted zoning laws. In 1926
the US Supreme Court ruled that they were constitutional,
forming a legal basis
for zoning that continues to the present day.