Education Reform Illinois: The New Leader in Education Reform
Education Reform: Published Online: June 17, 2011| Education Week
Education Reform: By John Luczak, Dan Montgomery, Darren Reisberg, and Ken Swanson
Education Reform: Earlier this week, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed what might be the boldest and most important piece of education legislation ever passed in the state. For the first time anywhere, a state’s key teachers’ unions helped draft dramatic changes in how teachers earn tenure, how layoff decisions are made, when teachers can be dismissed for poor performance, and what’s necessary for them to strike. The bill drew tremendous bipartisan support; it passed 59-0 in the Senate and 112-1 in the House.