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Two very different approaches to solving Illinois' pension crisis

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.24.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

In the final two weeks of the 2013 spring legislative session, lawmakers are weighing two bills that address what is arguably the greatest financial crisis in state history.

Teacher Suspended For Showing 'Daily Show' Clips In Class

Posted 01.16.2012 | Education

An Illinois teacher at Eureka High School is on paid suspension for showing clips of "The Daily Show" in school. Rhett Felix, a first-year governme...

A Blogger's Crusade Against Public Education Reform

Chicago Reader | Posted by Liza Rivadeneira | Posted 09.27.2011 | Chicago

In the last few weeks, Fred Klonsky has been the Paul Revere of the school blogging world, writing post after post on his education blog warning reade...

Some Illinois Public School Teachers Earning Six-Figure Salaries, But Not Many

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 07.31.2011 | Chicago

Want to wind up making at least six figures as a public school teacher? Send your resume to Highland Park or Deerfield High School, both in Townshi...

Joy Resmovits

Law That Overhauls Teaching Profession in Illinois Reaches Governor's Desk | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.13.2011 | Education

A bill that would drastically overhaul how Illinois teachers are hired and fired cleared the state's house late Thursday. The bill, which now need...

Joy Resmovits

How Should Teachers Be Fired? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- State lawmakers from Illinois to Tennessee are considering laws that could change what it means to be a teacher, as labor policy has becom...

Illinois Lawmakers Consider Plan To Limit Tenure, Strike Rights For Teachers

Catalyst Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In Government and Policy This is not a time of holiday cheer for teachers' unions in Chicago and throughout Illinois. A hastily formed committee o...

Bill Brady: Schools Should Consider Foregoing Teacher Pay Raises

Quad-City Times | Mike Riopell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- State Sen. Bill Brady, the Republican candidate for governor, is taking heat from a teachers union over suggestions that school distric...

WATCH: Bill Brady Deemed 'Phantom Of Illinois' In IEA Spoof

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Education Association has been campaigning against Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady for months, saying that he will slash th...

Mark Kirk Votes AGAINST Jobs Bill He Supported Yesterday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED with Mark Kirk's Response: On Monday, Republican Senate candidate and Congressman Mark Kirk held a press conference, telling reporters he ...