GOP introduces national right-to-work legislation

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State scrutiny of suburban-initiated 'Redefining Ready' could lead to fairer student assessment

District 214 Superintendent David R. Schuler discusses his 'Redefining Ready' proposal with the Illinois State Board of Education last year.
(File Photo Courtesy of District 214)

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Governmental Affairs Update - IAHPERD

Update on Senate Bill 13 (SB 13 Chief Sponsor Radogno)
Over 1200 witness slips filed in opposition
Deb Vogel (IAHPERD, Chair of Shape Up Illinois) testified in Senate Executive Committee
Senate Executive Committee moved SB 13 to the full Illinois Senate for a vote. Senate vote could take place as early as February 7.

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Tweet DeVos

Betsy DeVos attended a private school.

Sen. Franken: No Democrat will vote for Betsy DeVos as education secretary — and we’re seeking Republicans to oppose her

The Democratic Base Is Marching Right Past Its Leaders

Editorial: Uncomfortable implications of inaction on Illiniois budget's 'grand bargain'

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Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing and the Role of Return on Investment on Our Pensions

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The first pdf contains information from Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing for Secretary of Education. Also included in this pdf is information regarding a study from CTBA on Indiana's School Choice (Voucher) Program.

The second pdf discusses the role of Return on Investment (RoI) as it pertains to teacher pensions.
COPY ENTIRE LINK then paste into browser: http://www.ift-aft.org/docs/default-source/union-link/fall-'16.pdf?sfvrsn=0

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The Illinois Turnaround and Other Education-Related Legislation, Causes Behind Pension Funding Shortfall, 2017 Consolidated Election

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The first attachment begins with information concerning legislation with which our members should be aware. This legislation includes Rauner's Turnaround Agenda that addresses Rauner's position on Local Collective Bargaining, Local Employment Empowerment Zones, a Property Tax Freeze, and Municipal Bankruptcy.

Legislation that has already passed in three nearby counties is House Bill 229 regarding Consolidation Powers.

TRS Town Hall Meeting Dates

Dick Ingram, executive director of Teachers’ Retirement System, will hold a series of Town Hall meetings in January and February in the Chicago area.

Please join us! No reservations are necessary.

The Town Hall meetings will cover the realities of public pensions in Illinois. Dick will take questions and provide facts that can help teachers and the general public understand the issues surrounding pensions in Illinois.

The schedule for the meetings in the Chicago area has been set:

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