Thursday, March 3, 2016

Opinions on Education

The following are editorials, commentaries, and opinions from various media sources regarding public education in Illinois, collected in February 2016. Click on each headline to read more.

Guest Commentary: Education continues to take back seat
Gene A. Budig and Alan Heaps, News-Gazette, Champaign, January 31

Editorial: Peoria's new schools boss
Editorial Board, Peoria Journal-Star, February 1

Editorial: Fixing school funding crucial to growth
Editorial Board, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, February 2

Our View: Thank candidates for willingness to be on Rockford School Board
Editorial Board, Rockford Register Star, February 3

Editorial: Chicago Public Schools. Staving off collapse. For now.
Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, February 3

Brown: Rauner and CTU, sitting in a tree, D-I-S-S-I-N-G
Mark Brown, Chicago Sun-Times, February 3

Opinion: Lack of money is the root of problems for CPS schools
Ralph Martire, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, February 5

Opinion: A message to Chicago Teachers Union: Trust is a two-way street
Forrest Claypool, CEO of Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Sun-Times, February 5

Commentary: CPS teacher: CTU must compromise with City Hall
Elizabeth Scalia, Chicago Public Schools teacher, Chicago Tribune, February 5

Editorial: School funding equity nice idea; don’t bank on it
Editorial Board, Jacksonville Journal-Courier, February 7

Take the test; It's the only way to compete in a global economy
Editorial, Board, Kankakee Daily Journal, February 9

Slowik: Lincoln-Way taxpayers deserve accountability from board, former superintendent
Ted Slowik, Daily Southtown, Chicago and suburbs, February 12

Voice of The Southern: Video misdemeanor bill ill-conceived
Editorial Board, The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, February 12

Editorial: Illinois spends too much on extra test
Editorial Board, Belleville News-Democrat, February 12

Rutter: Students succeed on tests with 19th century technology
David Rutter, Lake County News-Sun, February 16

Our view: Budget standoff has made predictions reality
Editorial Board, Daily Chronicle, DeKalb, February 16

Jim Nowlan: Even funding no panacea for schools
Jim Nowlan, News-Gazette, Champaign, February 17

Paul Sassone: River Forest air conditioning plan another state budget crisis casualty
Paul Sassone, Forest Leaves, River Forest, February 18

Column: Gov. Rauner: First, fix the school funding formula
Kristen McQueary, Chicago Tribune, February 19

Rauner gives Democrats a budget choice
Editorial Board, Decatur Herald-Review, February 23

Radogno: Don’t hold our schools hostage to bail out Chicago Public Schools
Christine Radogno, Illinois Senate Republican Leader, Suburban Life/Shaw Media, Downers Grove, February 23

Community Pulse: Time to turn and face the strange
Patrick Halloran, Superintendent of Morris CHSD 101, Morris Herald-News, February 25