Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Author Patrick Rice: Vanishing School Boards

We talk with Patrick Rice, PhD, about his book "Vanishing School Boards" which concerns the growing intrusion of State and Federal governments into the...

Legislative Issues Impacting Illinois School Districts

Next from Chicago, from the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of School Boards, we attend a panel discussion with a group of state...

Difficulty Managing School Budgets in Poor Economy – Michael Jacoby of...

Next from Chicago, we talk with Michael Jacoby, The executive director of the Illinois Association of School Business Officials, about the difficulties many Illinois...

IL School Boards Assn’s Ben Schwarm on SB 16

As the Legislature is about to return for the Fall Veto Session, we go one on one with Ben Schwam, of the Illinois Assn...

Pension Lawsuit Update, Oct 8

We talk with Attorney Aaron Maduff, representing the State Universities Annuitants Association and get a status update on SUAA's lawsuit against the state, challenging...

Sen Andy Manar (D) on SB16, ReStructuring Education Funding

After holding meetings around the state in 2013, Sen Manar's bill SB-16, would change the funding formula for how school districts get state funds...

IFT President on Pension Reform, Mandates on Education

Dan Montgomery, the President of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, explains his organization's stance on the contested pension reform law, and whether or not...

Challenges Facing Illinois Education

Jason Leahy, Executive Director of the Illinois Principal's Association, discusses many of the issues affecting education, including state funding, school reforms, technology, and the...

A New Home for Lincoln College’s Lincoln Collection

From Lincoln Illinois: Professor Ron Keller, gives us a tour of the new setting for Lincoln artifacts, that have long been a part of...

Sen Manar’s Educucation Reform

Sen Andy Manar's Education Reform bill, SB-16, is debated in the Senate

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Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier on the Costs of...

From the Illinois Supreme Court: Our one-on-one with Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier, as we talk about funding the courts, the costs of the legal...

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