Newsviews: Public education in Illinois

Today on Newsviews we talk about the current state of public education in Illinois and how to improve it. (WLS)

Today on Newsviews we talk about the current state of public education in Illinois and how to improve it.

This past week, the group Advance Illinois released a report grading the state's educational performance from early childhood through post-secondary education. The highest grade was a C.

Meanwhile, a coalition of some of the state's largest education associations released a Vision 20/20 with policy recommendations. They include allowing educators to serve on the Illinois State Board of Education and establishing teacher licensing reciprocity agreements with neighboring states.

Joining us this week are Daniel Montgomery, president of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, Robin Steans, executive director of Advance Illinois and Brent Clark of the Illinois Association of School Administrators, which helped create the Vision 20/20 report.

For more information on the Vision 20/20 policy brief:
http://illinoisvision2020.org/

For more information on "The State We're In: 2014":
http://www.advanceillinois.org/

Part one
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Today on Newsviews we talk about the current state of public education in Illinois and how to improve it.


Part two
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Today on Newsviews we talk about the current state of public education in Illinois and how to improve it.


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