Education

School board races: it’s all about reform

By John Biver

As we stated last week the Illinois public schools are in need of an overhaul. Reckless spending and continuing academic performance mediocrity is the rule. Billions of additional dollars flooding the system over the…

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The myth of the underpaid teacher

By John Biver

Jay P. Greene and Marcus A. Winters wrote this in a piece published today in the Philadelphia Daily News: “WHEN ADULTS think of public schools, they usually trot out the clichés. Perhaps the most…

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The meaning of the word education

By Bill Zettler

Bill Clinton once told us it depended upon what the meaning of “is” is. For Illinois citizens it depends upon what the meaning of “education” is. Let us see if we know what the…

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The IL GOP discovers Milton Friedman

By John Biver

When the giant Milton Friedman died this past week we were tempted to express our condolences to the Republican members of the Illinois General Assembly on their having lost a great friend. Of course we’d be…

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Recommended School Reform Links

By The Editor

IllinoisLoop.com From their website: “The illinoisloop.org website helps to provide information on issues in Illinois education to the parents who are consumers of that education, to the taxpayers who pay for it, and to…

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Perestroika and the Illinois public school system

By John Biver

Kevin Killion of www.illinoisloop.org reported it this way: As expected, Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s engineered takeover of the ISBE [Illinois State Board of Education] is now a reality. Robert Schiller is out as the Illinois state…

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