Monday, July 4, 2016

Opinions on Education

The following are editorials, commentaries, and opinions from various sources regarding public education, collected in June 2016. Comments and opinions of websites linked from this page do not necessarily represent the opinions of the Illinois Association of School Boards.

Editorial: A budget emergency looms in Illinois
Editorial Board, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 1

Column: Is your school district keeping new teachers' contract secret?
Jake Griffin, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, June 1

Talking Points: Consolidation could be school fix we need
Jim French, Ottawa Times, June 1

Freeport Superintendent's View: Schools will feel effects
of state budget stalemate
Mike Schiffman, superintendent, Freeport SD 145, Journal-Standard, Freeport, June 3

Editorial: Standards-based grading gets an 'F' from old-school parents
Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, June 6



Voice of The Southern: Half a loaf better than none
Editorial Board, The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, June 5

Column: 'Crumbling prisons?' Not so fast, Gov. Rauner
Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune, June 6

Mihalopoulos: COLA — It’s the real thing driving pension mess
Dan Mihalopoulos, Chicago Sun-Times, June 6

Mitchell: Rauner comments insult Chicago Public Schools students
Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times, June 7

Styf: Time for local school districts to comply
with Open Meetings Act on personnel
Jon Styf, Northwest Herald, Chicago suburbs, June 10

Editorial: What competition did to CPS (Hint: Good news for students)
Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, June 10

Editorial: Chicago and Illinois politicians are losing to financial reality. And they're miserable.
Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, June 12

Bradley library lunch program fills hungry minds as well as stomachs
Editorial Board, Kankakee Daily Journal, June 13

A critical assignment: Every Illinois school should test its water
Editorila Board, Chicago Sun-Times, June 13

Op-Ed: Fund schools now
Dan Adler, board member, Peoria Public Schools, Peoria Journal-Star, June 17

Celeste Dean: Funding formula fix would aid District 186, Illinois
Celeste Dean, Faith Coalition for the Common Good, State Journal-Register, June 17

Opinion: Ralph Martire: Downstate vs. Chicago a false dichotomy
Ralph Martire, State Journal-Register, June 22

Editorial: Schools, taxes and corporate hand-outs
Editorial Board, Quad-City Times, June 26

Jumping gap more likely than bridging it
Editorial Board, Belleville News-Democrat, June 26

Guest column: Setting the record straight on education funding
State Sen. Andy Manar and State Rep. Christian Mitchell, Daily Herald, Chicago and suburbs, June 28

Brown: Small town school chief says we must ‘stand together’
Mark Brown, Chicago Sun-Times, June 27

Enough: Illinois' budget standoff must be resolved
Editorial Board, The State Journal-Register, June 28

Voice of The Southern: Enough Stopgaps. Do Your Job.
Editorial Board, The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, June 28

Editorial: Enough!
Time for leaders, lawmakers to quit the politics and produce a budget
Editorial Board, Daily Herald, Chicago and suburbs, June 28