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Public Education
Leaked document details Chicago Teachers’ Union’s radical, left-wing demands costing $50 billion

A leaked document from the Chicago Teachers Union details its bargaining demands, including full abortion coverage, carbon neutral schools, and paid leave for victims of verbal assault on social media. … Read More

April 16, 2024
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
School board member asked to resign after allegedly stealing wife’s ex-husband’s identity to solicit women for sex on Tinder

An Illinois school board member was asked to resign Monday after allegations he stole someone’s identity to solicit sex on a dating app. Jason Farrell of the Moline-Coal Valley School… Read More

April 9, 2024
Opinion
Op-Ed: From Invest in Kids to divest in futures, Illinois’ retreat from educational progress

(The Center Square) – Illinois has made history, though a celebration is not in order. Defying the national trend, lawmakers disbanded the Invest in Kids Act, the state’s popular tax… Read More

April 8, 2024
Public Education
Illinois superintendent faces backlash over handling of sexual abuse allegations 

An Illinois school board has placed the superintendent of Fenton Community High School District 100 in Bensenville on administrative leave over his handling of sexual abuse allegations.   During a… Read More

April 3, 2024
Public Education
Chicago Teachers Union likely to lose vote it allegedly electioneered with public school students

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) appears to be heading to defeat in an election in which it allegedly violated ethics policies by using school resources, including students, to electioneer. With… Read More

March 20, 2024
Public Education
Watchdog files electioneering complaint against Chicago Teachers Union for using students in get-out-the-vote effort

A policy group in Illinois filed an ethics complaint with the Inspector General of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) alleging violations of school district rules by using students for an upcoming… Read More

March 18, 2024
Public Education
Religious leader wants anti-violence efforts in Chicago schools

(The Center Square) – Father Michael Pfleger worries Chicago city officials’ recent decision to remove school resource officers from all Chicago Public Schools could have the opposite effect of what’s… Read More

March 11, 2024
Legislation
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
Leaked Chicago Teachers Union memo demands abortion coverage and ‘queer competent’ staff

The Chicago Teachers Union is making a slew of radical demands to Mayor Brandon Johnson, a leaked memo revealed. The documents, obtained by the Illinois Policy… Read More

March 6, 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
Public Education
‘Its conclusions are meaningless,’ says Catholic school superintendent of Illinois school choice report skewed to make public schools look better

Opponents of school choice in Illinois thought they had a smoking gun after a report showed public school students outscored school choice students in the state. But the… Read More

March 4, 2024
Legislation
‘Wicked agenda’: Parents sound alarm on Illinois bill that seeks to prevent guardians from denying sex changes

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Parents and legal experts condemned an Illinois bill that would label children as “abused” if their parents don’t allow them to obtain a sex change… Read More

February 29, 2024
Public Education
Study: Illinois’ spending per student is one of highest in the country

(The Center Square) – A new study shows that Illinois continues to pump money into education without seeing tangible results.   The Reason Foundation found that Illinois’ inflation-adjusted education revenue grew… Read More

February 28, 2024
Public Education
Illinois shields schools’ sex ed, gender trainings from public view

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The Illinois Attorney General’s Office allowed the state’s largest school district to withhold records related to gender and sexuality lessons offered in classrooms, according to… Read More

February 22, 2024
Courts
‘Illegal and unlawful’: Teachers’ unions in two states sued by parents over harmful strikes

Teachers’ union strikes exact a heavy toll on students and families – a toll leading parents in Chicago and Newton, Massachusetts to file separate lawsuits against their respective unions. The suits,… Read More

February 22, 2024
Legislation
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
Legislation
Illinois measure would make parents abusers for denying sex changes for their kids

(The Center Square) – A parents’ rights group is pushing back against a proposed Illinois bill equating denying children things like puberty blockers to child abuse. State Rep. Anne Stava-Murray,… Read More

February 15, 2024
Legislation
Legislator urges Illinois’ school choice program be reinstated

(The Center Square) – News around schools aiming to close if Illinois legislators do not reauthorize a privately funded school choice scholarship program has some urging for swift action on… Read More

February 12, 2024
Public Education
Illinois education officials seeking more tax dollars

(The Center Square) – The Illinois State Board of Education is aiming high in its request for more taxpayer funding in the next fiscal year. The board is proposing a… Read More

January 26, 2024