Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Opinions on Education

The following are editorials and opinions regarding public education, collected in August 2015. Click on each headline to read more.

Editorial: For Generations at Risk,
'iTunes U' offers education equality
Editorial Board, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, August 20

Reeder: Illinois should work to get students to stay in state for college
Scott Reeder, Illinois News Network, Morris Herald-News, August 30

Voice of The Southern: State, not school board, is at fault at Unit 10
Editorial Board, The Southern Illinoisan, August 28

Civics to return to Illinois schools in 2020
Phil Kadner, Chicago Daily Southtown, August 25

Another View: Common Core not based around kids
The DeKalb Chronicle, reprinted from the Kearney Hub, Nebraska, August 25


Editorial: When's the right time to proceed with school consolidation?
Editorial Board, The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, August 24

The family that educates together, elevates together
Esther Cepeda, Washington Post Writers Group, State Journal-Register, Springfield, August 20

Editorial:  CPS and pensions: It's a math problem
Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, August 18

Community Roundtable: How to address District 205 budget debt
Galesburg Register-Mail, August 17

Editorial: Join Caring community, help our Q-C kids succeed
Quad-City, The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, August 15

Their View: Teachers, administrators adopt a win-win strategy
Dawn Granath and Ehren Jarrett, Rockford Register Star, August 15

Our View: Contract more evidence of
Rockford teachers, administrators working together
Editorial Board, Rockford Register Star, August 12

I am a Dictator:
A Chicago Public Schools Teacher Responds to Rauner & Claypool
Dave Stieber, Gapers Block, August 12

Kadner: An education about elected school boards
Phil Kadner, Chicago Daily Southtown, August 10

Editorial: On school budgets, booby traps and bankruptcy
Editorial Board, Chicago Sun-Times, August 10

As school starts up again
By Gene Budig and Alan Heaps, News-Gazette, Champaign, August 9

Editorial: School districts continue to sweeten pensions
Editorial Board: The Pantagraph, Bloomington, August 4

Why teachers can't hotfoot it out of Kansas fast enough
Valerie Strauss for the Washington Post, as appeared in the Chicago Tribune, August 2



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