Thursday, May 4, 2017

Opinions on Education

The following are editorials, commentaries, and opinions from various sources regarding public education, collected in March and April 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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Opinion: Reform needed in state school funding
Linda McDaniel-Hale, Elgin Courier News, March 3

Cinda Klickna, president of the Illinois Education Association, The News-Gazette, Champaign, March 5

Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, Chicago Tribune, March 6

Jake Griffin, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, March 8

David Leonhardt, New York Times, March 10

Rebecca Wattleworth, math and science teacher at Warrensburg-Latham High School, State Journal-Register, Springfield, March 10

Patrick Anderson, superintendent, Wood River-Hartford School District 15, Alton Telegraph, March 10

Editorial Board, The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, March 12

Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, March 14

Editorial Board, Quad Cities Dispatch-Argus, March 15

Editorial Board, State Journal-Register, Springfield, March 18

Sherri M. Askren, president of United Way of Danville Area, Inc., Danville Commercial News, March 19

Alfred W. Tatum, dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago Tribune, March 20

Editorial Board, Chicago Sun-Times, March 22

Editorial Board, Bureau County Republican, March 24

Editorial Board, Lake County News-Sun, March 24

Kristen McQueary, Chicago Tribune, March 29

Michael Day, president, O’Fallon Federation of Teachers, News-Democrat, Belleville, April 1

Editorial Board, Quincy Herald-Whig, April 2

Mark Brown, Chicago Sun-Times, April 5

Editorial Board, State Journal-Register, Springfield, April 5

Abdon Pallasch, Chicago Sun-Times, April 6

Editorial Board, The News-Gazette, Champaign, April 11

Dahleen Glanton, Chicago Tribune, April 11

Arne Duncan, former U.S. secretary of education and former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Tribune, April 11

Jake Griffin, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, April 12

Editorial Board, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, April 13

Andy Shaw: Streamlined administration
could save Illinois school districts millions
Andy Shaw, president and CEO of the Better Government Association, State Journal-Register, Springfield, April 15

Jesse Jackson, Chicago Sun-Times, April 17

Editorial Board, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, April 18

Editorial Board, Belleville News-Democrat, April 18

Editorial Board, Bureau County Republican, April 19

Jake Griffin, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, April 19

Ted Slowik, Daily Southtown, Chicago and suburbs, April 19

Editorial Board, The News-Gazette, Champaign, April 21

Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, April 21

Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, April 24

Phil Kadner, Chicago Sun-Times, April 25

Daniel Anello, CEO for New Schools for Chicago, State Journal-Register, Springfield, April 25

Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, April 27

Preston Green III, professor of education leadership and law, University of Connecticut, The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, April 27

Guest Column: Illinois’ school accountability plan needs work
Michael J. Petrilli and Brandon L. Wright, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, State Journal-Register, Springfield, April 27

Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, April 30

Esther Cepeda, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, April 30



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