URGENT: BILLS WHICH REQUIRE YOUR ATTENTION

BILLS WHICH REQUIRE YOUR ATTENTION:

Take Action: HB 440 OPPONENT Eliminate PE
HB 440 (Chief Sponsor Representative Ives)
Permanently diminishes physical education requirements.

Tack Action: HB 663 OPPONENT Allows School Districts to Eliminate Mandates
HB 663 (Chief Sponsor Representative Thomas Morrison)

Take Action: HB 793 OPPONENT School Districts Would Not Have to Follow Any Mandates
HB 793 (Chief Sponsor Representative Demmer)
Allows a school district not to comply with any unfunded mandates or requirements by holding a hearing.

Pension bill fizzles, but ‘grand bargain’ is ‘still on track’

Wake up, Illinois. You're surrounded.

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How Much Funding Does Education Receive?

2015: Education Funding (State and Federal)

Total Federal Expenses: $4.3T
Total State Expenses: $75B
Total Cook County: $4,103.9M
Total Lake County: $405M

Education
$20.3M State (27% of expenses, Education)
$86B Federal (2% of expenses, Education)

The largest slice of the funding pie goes to Health and Human Services.

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Town Hall Meeting - TRS

SEE ATTACHED POWERPOINT

TRS: http://trs.illinois.gov

Dick Ingram, executive director of Teachers’ Retirement System, is holding a series of Town Hall meetings in the Chicago area.

Wednesday, February 8
4:30 PM
DuPage County Regional Office of Education Auditorium
421 North County Farm Road, Wheaton

Thursday, February 9
7 PM
Amos Alonzo Stagg High School Performing Arts Center
8015 West 111th Street (at Roberts Road), Palos Hills

No reservations are necessary.

We Are One Illinois....A GREAT one stop website for all things political in IL

http://www.weareoneillinois.org/

When contacting a Legislator, it is usually best to make a phone call than to send an email.

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Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Pence Breaks Tie

Post By: New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/us/politics/betsy-devos-education-sec...

he Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos on Tuesday as education secretary, approving the embattled nominee only with the help of a historic tiebreaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence.

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The Education of Barack Obama

Only recently has the president focused on progressive issues like school funding and desegregation. Don’t expect Trump to do the same.

Post By: The Nation
https://www.thenation.com/article/the-education-of-barack-obama/

What does it mean to be progressive on education issues? Eight years ago, when President Obama came into office, this was a hotly contested question.

Betsy DeVos is confirmed as secretary of education after historic tie-breaker vote

State of the Standoff: In budget inaction, Illinois has no peer

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