Friday, February 3, 2017

Opinions on Education

The following are editorials, commentaries, and opinions from various sources regarding public education, collected in December 2016 and January 2017. 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: Your chance to play a lead role in improving the community
Editorial Board, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, December 9

Editorial: Real fight at CPS is for cleaner government everywhere
Editorial Board, Chicago Sun-Times, December 11

Driver education not necessary for high school graduation
Editorial Board, Naperville Sun, December 16

It's time for some new math in East Aurora
Editorial Board, Aurora Beacon-News, December 16

No play in kindergarten? No way
Vikki Ortiz Healy, Chicago Tribune, December 21


Editor's Desk: School enrollment, building closures
will be McHenry County's hot topics in 2017
Kevin Healy, Northwest Herald, Chicago suburbs, December 23

Agreement that never was
Editorial Board, Champaign News-Gazette, January 1

Our View: Subdistrict A needs someone to step up,
run for Rockford School Board
Editorial Board, Rockford Register-Star, January 3

Slowik: Cook County's most hotly contested school board races
are in south suburbs
Ted Slowik, Daily Southtown, Chicago and suburbs, January 5

Voice of The Southern: A great task at hand for lawmakers
Editorial Board, The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, January 11

Ralph Martire: Freezing property taxes won't solve
Illinois' education funding problems
Ralph Martire, State Journal-Register, Springfield, January 12

Our View: District 7 ready for round two
Editorial Board, Edwardsville Intelligencer, January 13

Editorial: State scrutiny of suburban-initiated 'Redefining Ready'
could lead to fairer student assessment
Editorial Board, Daily Herald, Chicago suburb, January 17

Edwardsville school students sacrifice now,
but economy will see the damage in future
Editorial Board, Belleville News-Democrat, January 18

How a property tax bill is created
Kevin Bateman, candidate for mayor for the City of Lincoln, Lincoln Courier, January 19

Kadner: Small ray of hope for fairer school funding in Illinois
Phil Kadner, Chicago Sun-Times, January 20

Editorial: It shouldn't have taken a law
to force lead tests for water in schools
Editorial Board. Elgin Courier-News, January 22

Herald-Whig View: Quincy schools, union must remain creative in talks
Editorial Board, Quincy Herald-Whig, January 22

Opinion: The high school where our kids belong
Brett McNeil, Chicago Sun-Times, January 23

School buses in East Aurora? Maybe it's time
Editorial Board, Aurora Beacon-News, December 16

Editorial: Social media and free speech
Editorial Board, Quad Cities Dispatch and Rock Island Argus, January 26

Hard sell expected before voters give 2 percent more in sales taxes
Editorial Board, Belleville News-Democrat, January 28

Editorial: Pass state budget to keep Chicago kids in school
Editorial Board, Chicago Sun-Times, January 28

Our View: Thanks to 7 Rockford School Board write-in candidates
Editorial Board, Rockford Register-Star, January 30

Yorkville superintendent makes special delivery to newborns
Denise Crosby, Aurora Beacon-News, January 31




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