Monday, July 31, 2017

Opinions on Education

The following are editorials, commentaries, and opinions from various sources regarding public education, collected in June and July 2017.  The views and opinions of authors expressed below do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Illinois Association of School Boards. The appearance of external links does not constitute endorsement by the Illinois Association of School Boards of the linked web sites. All links are provided with the intent of informing readership of issues relating to public education in Illinois.

Illinois lawmakers set time bomb to get Rauner, hit students instead
Editorial Board, Belleville News-Democrat, July 30

Guest column: Senate Bill 1 is needed to end education inequality
Kathi Griffin, president of the Illinois Education Association, and Dan Montgomery, president of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, State Journal-Register, Springfield, July 30

Editorial: ‘It’s the right thing for kids. Doesn’t that count?’
Editorial Board, Peoria Journal-Star, July 28


BROWN: CPS finds fewer school-funding allies in suburbs
Mark Brown, Chicago Sun-Times, July 29

Editorial: Dear Illinois parents:
You're being played by Democrats in Springfield

Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, July 28

Column: The politics of education funding in Illinois is truly deranged
Eric Zorn, Chicago Tribune, July 27

Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, July 27

Editorial Board, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, June 26

Phil Kadner, Chicago Sun-Times, July 26

Rep. Tony McCombie (R-Savanna), Quad Cities Dispatch Argus, July 26

Editorial Board, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, July 25

John Kass, Chicago Tribune, July 25
Editorial Board, State Journal-Register, Springfield, July 25

Mark Brown, Chicago Sun-Times, July 25

Patricia Levesque, executive director for ExcelinEd in Action, State Journal-Register, Springfield, July 25

Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, July 24

Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) and Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton), The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, July 23

Editorial Board, The Times, Ottawa, July 23

Editorial Board, State Journal-Register, Springfield, July 22

Jim Dey, News-Gazette, Champaign, July 22

Phil Kadner, Chicago Sun-Times, July 21

Kendra Asbury, Belvidere Education Association President, Daily Chronicle, DeKalb, July 21

Jim Nowlan, former Illinois legislator and retired senior fellow at the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs, Quad Cities Dispatch Argus, July 23

Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy), McDonough County Voice, July 21

Editorial Board, The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, July 12

Tamara Abbey, News-Tribune, LaSalle, July 12

Editorial Board, Chicago Sun-Times, July 10

Executive Director Roger Eddy, Illinois Association of School Boards and Executive Director Brent Clark, Illinois Association of School Administrators, Effingham Daily News, July 4

Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, July 3

Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington), Freeport Journal-Standard, July 2

Editorial Board, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, June 29

Editorial Board, State Journal-Register, Springfield, June 27

Aisha Sultan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 25

Andrew Broy, president of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools, Chicago Tribune, June 19

Editorial Board, News-Gazette, Champaign, July 19

Editorial Board, State Journal-Register, Springfield, June 17

Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, June 16

Phil Kadner, Chicago Sun-Times, June 16

Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill), State Journal-Register, Springfield, June 15

Beth Purvis, Illinois Secretary of Education, State Journal-Register, Springfield, June 15

Michael A. Jacoby, Executive Director, Illinois Association of School Business Officials; Daily Herald, Chicago and suburbs, June 13

Thomas Kerins, State Journal-Register, Springfield, June 13

Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times, June 12

Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, June 10

Editorial Board, Chicago Sun-Times, June 9

Rich Miller, Crain’s Chicago Business, June 9

Phil Kadner, Chicago Sun-Times, June 6

Pat Gauen, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 6

Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, June 5

Editorial Board, The Times, Ottawa, June 4

Editorial Board, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, June 3

Phil Kadner, Chicago Sun-Times, June 1

Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, June 1