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Category Archives: Education
“The State has the primary responsibility for financing the system of public education.” Constitution of Illinois, Article X, Section 1 This post is the first in a series where I’ll discuss what I think needs to be done about education … Continue reading
After pensions, the biggest issue facing Illinois taxpayers (at least, until the impending Medicaid crisis overtakes it) is education funding. How we fund our schools has an impact at every level of government, from the fight over allocation of Federal … Continue reading
In 2014, Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) sponsored a bill (H.B. 4268) that would have provided transparency to the collective bargaining process between school districts and their union employees. The bill was co-sponsored by 3 of McHenry County’s representatives: Mike Tryon … Continue reading
Marva Collins, a substitute teacher who cashed in her $5,000 in pension savings and opened Westside Preparatory School in Chicago in 1975, and whose success at educating poor black students made her a national figure, a candidate for secretary of … Continue reading
In my last post on this subject, I discussed the rise of for-profit schools and other non-traditional sources of education which can serve as a way to expand educational opportunities at a lower cost to the taxpayer. In a blow … Continue reading