Friday, December 9, 2016

Opinions on Education

The following are editorials, commentaries, and opinions from various sources regarding public education, collected in November 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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Editorial: Glenbard Dist. 87's credit-worthy success
in expanding AP participation
Editorial Board, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, November 2

We talk a lot about civic education.
Here’s how to get kids really engaged in it
Valerie Strauss, Answer Sheet, The Washington Post, November 5

Messenger: St. Louis girls team breaks through
the coding gender barrier
Tony Messenger, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 6

Why Evanston superintendent's
post-election morning announcement went viral
Heidi Stevens, Balancing Act, Chicago Tribune, November 14

School board members deserve our thanks
Letter to the Editor, Joy A. Swoboda, Superintendent of Woodland District 50, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, November 15

Yes — by a landslide
Editorial Board, Champaign News-Gazette, November 25

School board elections are coming up.
So what exactly does a school board member do?
John Bute, Superintendent of Central District 104, O’Fallon Progress, November 19

Illinois needs a bipartisan, public budget process
Ralph Martire, executive director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, State Journal-register, Springfield, November 19

OUR VIEW: Be skeptical of Chicago legislation
Editorial Board, The Ottawa Times, November 22

Surprise? Many worked together
Letter to the Editor, David B. Sholem,  Champaign News-Gazette, November 25

Our View: It's time for some courageous outrage in Illinois
Editorial Board, State Journal-Register, Springfield, November 28