Seminar: The Future of Education In Illinois, presented by the Illinois Policy Institute
Date: May 16, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Event DescriptionThe Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a seminar, The Future of Education in Illinois, presented by Josh Dwyer, Director of Education Reform, for the Illinois Policy Institute.
In his 5th Annual budget address, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn proposed an increase of $900 million in teacher pensions, while calling for a cut of $400 million for classrooms & students. With less money going toward instruction, it is more important than ever to make sure every education dollar is spent wisely.
There is hope, however. Neighboring states have already begun to change their education systems to empower parents, spur competition, encourage innovation, promote efficiency and improve student performance. Illinois needs to look to its neighbors to learn how to create a 21st century education system.
Josh Dwyer will give information on how we can reform education in Illinois.