Monday, February 1, 2016

Opinions on Education

The following are editorials, commentaries, and opinions from various sources regarding public education, collected in late December 2015 and January 2016. Click on each headline to read more.

Voice of the Southern: Brain drain is NOT a rural inevitability
Editorial, The Southern Illinoisan, December 27, 2015

Editorial: Future of education in the suburbs must embrace those at-risk
Editorial Board, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, December 29

Our View: Hold parents accountable, but keep kids out of it
Editorial: State Journal-Register, December 31, 2015

AS IT IS: A price for pride and tradition
David Giuliani, Ottawa Times/, January 1

Why Are Education and Healthcare Outcomes So Bad In The US?
Adam Ozimek, Forbes, January 3

Our View: Too much government, too many mandates, too high a price
Editorial Board, Journal Standard, Freeport, January 4

Editorial: Put stop to fraud in selective CPS admissions
Editorial Board, Chicago Sun-Times, January 4

Counterpoint: CPS should make all schools highly coveted
Sarah Hainds, Chicago Teachers Union, Chicago Sun-Times, January 4

Editorial: Consolidation report is a strong beginning,
but just the beginning
Editorial Board, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, January 5

Background checks thin protection for kids at school
Editorial Board, Belleville News-Democrat, January 6

Commentary: You can't be neutral in a public-sector union
Megan McArdle, Bloomberg View, Chicago Tribune, January 11

Editorial: Saving Chicago schools
Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune, January 20

Editorial: CPS has alternatives to jumping off bankruptcy cliff
Editorial Board, Chicago Sun-Times, January 4

If only CPS critics actually had their children enrolled there
Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune, January 21

Tom Wilson: School funding challenges go way back
Tom Wilson, The Register-Mail, Galesburg, January 23

Commentary: Broken school funding formula needs to be fixed
Michael Popp, Superintendent East Aurora School District, Aurora Beacon-News, January 23

Senate President John Cullerton:
School funding reform must be top priority for 2016
Sen. John Cullerton, State Journal-Register, Springfield, January 24

Should policymakers send kids to CPS? Readers weigh in
Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune, January 25

Editorial: District 59's tough call to eliminate school fees
Editorial Board, Daily Herald, Chicago suburbs, January 29

My View: It's imperative that Illinois achieves
equitable education funding
Ken Scrivano, Rockford School Board, Rockford Register Star, January 20

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