Catrina Petersen

Catrina Petersen is a contributor to The Center Square.

Public Education
Nonprofit set to get another $2M despite low reading, math proficiencies

(The Center Square) – A state lawmaker says the use of taxpayer dollars on Teach For America is a waste. The nonprofit teacher development group is seeking more money amid low… Read More

April 11, 2024
Public Education
Teacher unions backing downstate Republicans ‘very rare,’ says researcher

(The Center Square) – Teachers unions have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to certain Republican candidates’ state legislative primary campaigns, a national trend that can be seen in incumbent… Read More

March 18, 2024
Illinois’ ‘equitable’ funding report seeks $1.4 billion more for higher education

(The Center Square) – Democrats unveiled a report that ultimately calls for Illinois taxpayers to pay $1.4 billion more to fund public universities. A Republican legislator questioned if that will… Read More

March 11, 2024
Public Education
Illinois State Board of Education, diversity recruiters, ask for more tax dollars

(The Center Square) – Teach Plus, a special interest group, contributed to a $2.3 million increase in the 2023 state budget for the Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship to attract… Read More

March 6, 2024
New Illinois bill looks to give tax credits to abortion seekers and providers

(The Center Square) – A new measure would provide a $500 tax credit for abortion providers, abortion seekers, legal guardians of abortion seekers and public school teachers who move to… Read More

February 20, 2024