Monday, June 4, 2018

Opinions on Education

The following are editorials, commentaries, and opinions from various sources regarding public education, collected in April and May 2018. 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.

Editorial Board, Quincy Herald-Whig, April 17

Editorial Board, The Ottawa Times, April 22

Editorial Board, The Belleville News-Democrat, April 22

Editorial Board, The News-Gazette, Champaign, April 23

Editorial Board, Peoria Journal-Star, April 24

Editorial Board, Chicago Sun-Times, April 25

Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, April 26

Heidi Stevens, Balancing Act, Chicago Tribune, May 1

Robert Bruno, Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 Board of Education, Daily Herald, Chicago and suburbs, May 2

Editorial Board, The Belleville News-Democrat, May 5

Editorial Board, The Belleville News-Democrat, May 5

Editorial Board, The News-Gazette, Champaign, May 6

Dan McCaleb, Illinois News Network, The News-Gazette, Champaign, May 7

Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute, Daily Southtown, Chicago and suburbs,
May 11

Editorial Board, Daily Herald, Chicago and suburbs, May 23

Arne Duncan, former U.S. secretary of education and superintendent of Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Tribune, May 23

Column: How long before we prohibit all contact sports?
Tom Collins, LaSalle News-Tribune,  May 23

Editorial Board, The News-Gazette, Champaign, May 24

Editorial Board, The Dispatch-Argus, Quad Cities, May 27

Kristin Humphries, superintendent of East Moline School District, Quad City Times, May 27

Editorial Board, Chicago Sun-Times, May 29

Jake Griffin, Daily Herald, Chicago and suburbs, May 29

Editorial Board, Daily Herald, Chicago and suburbs, May 29

Editorial Board, Daily Herald, Chicago and suburbs, May 30

Editorial: The promise and peril of free preschool
Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, May 30

Rex Huppke, Chicago Tribune, May 31