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Seminar: The Future of Education in Illinois


Education Events
Mendota Civic Center
1901 Tom Merwin Dr.
Alison Wasmer
mendotachamber@yahoo.com
815-539-6507
www.mendotachamber.com
May 16, 2013
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

You are invited to a seminar to learn more about the Future of Education in Illinois, sponsored by the Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce and presented by Josh Dwyer, Director of Education Reform, 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. Unfortunately, under the state’s current education funding system, this is a nearly impossible task. The state is funneling billions of dollars into a broken system that is generation the same results year after year.

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. 

Cost is $10 for Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce members, $15 for non members. RSVP to mendotachamber@yahoo.com or 815-539-6507 by Monday, May 13th. Light breakfast will be served.