Sunday, December 5, 2021

Sen. Manar Press Conference on SB1 Which Would Reform State Education...

Senator Andy Manar discusses the provision of SB1, an updated version of SB16, which would change the state's education funding formula among other reforms.

Sen. Andy Manar on Education Funding and the State Budget

Sen. Andy Manar responds to whether education funding must be cut in order to help get control of the state budget. He also discusses...

Effects of President Obama’s “Free Community College” Proposal

Dr. Karen Anderson, the Executive Director of the Illinois Community College Board, discusses the potential effects of President Obama's proposal for free community college...

Lawsuit Against State Over Pension Reform: Update from Aaron Maduff

We talk to attorney Aaron Maduff who is representing the State Universities Annuitants Association in their lawsuit against Illinois over pension reform, and get...

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...

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Historian Mark DePue: Preserving Illinois’ Oral History

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library:  We talk with historian and fmr military officer, Mark DePue on his work of conducting indepth oral history...

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