Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Opinions on Education

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

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‘Send’ messages to your kids: Your future can see you
Christopher Heimerman, Sauk Valley Media, September 2

Panel's role critical in school boundary plans
Editorial Board, Quincy Herald-Whig, September 4

Opinion: Both sides must show respect
for District U46 transgender students
Linda McDaniel-Hale, Elgin Courier-News, September 9

Letter: If Chicago is a 'city of readers,'
then it should support its librarians
Julie Todaro, president, American Library Association; and Audrey Church, president, American Association of School Librarians, Chicago Tribune, September 9

Our View: District 186 extends helping hand, but parents must step up
Editorial Board, State Journal-Register, Springfield, September 12



Jim Dey: Lots of talk, little action on funding schools
Jim Dey, The News-Gazette, Champaign, September 13

Columns: Suburban schools' legal bills
cost taxpayers $11.5 million last year
Jake Griffin, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, September 14

Editorial: First Student, Unit 5 fail test
Editorial Board, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, September 14

Matt Trowbridge: Rockford Public Schools 'being protective'
in ordering Auburn 6 not to talk
Matt Trowbridge, Rockford Register-Star, September 14

States Can Help Every Student Succeed
The Education Department needs to stop
micro-managing implementation of the new education law.
Tony Smith, Superintendent, Illinois State Board of Education, U.S. News and World Report, September 15

Editorial: Bathroom 'passports' showed problems
of overreach in addressing issues
Editorial Board, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, September 15

WRITE TEAM: Discrimination hurts me and my kids
Cheri Voigt, Ottawa Times, September 15

Editorial: A Schoolchild's Bill of Rights
Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, September 17

Editorial: Addressing the future of Peoria Stadium
the right way this time
Editorial Board, Peoria Journal-Star, September 19

OUR VIEW: Ottawa High School’s political future in play
Editorial Board, Ottawa Times, September 20

Constable: Bullying knows no bounds
Burt Constable, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, September 20

School tax plan is just too big
Editorial Board, The News-Gazette, Champaign, September 25

Editorial: Schools doling out post-retirement bonuses:
Same outrageous tune, new verse
Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, September 27

Editorial: The Chicago Teachers Union's vote charade
Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, September 27

How educational goals drove Keeneyville school budget
Michael Connolly, Keeneyville District 20 superintendent, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, September 28

Our View: What's big and yellow that you should stop for?
Yep, a school bus
Editorial Board, Rockford Register Star, September 29

Editorial: Chaos and exodus at Chicago Public Schools
Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, September 29

Obscure court case could hold key to schools funding reform
Rich Miller, Crain’s Chicago Business, September 30





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