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Education Reform Discussed In Mendota

Posted by wlpo on May 19, 2009

“We’re failing too many kids”.  That was the message from former U.S. Commerce Secretary William Daley yesterday in Mendota. 

Daley was one of the featured speakers at an “Education Town Hall Meeting”.  He’s the co-chair of Advance Illinois, a bi-partisan advocacy group looking for education reform in Illinois.  Former Governor Jim Edgar and House Speaker Dennis Hastert are also on the committee.

Daley says no particular group is to blame for low test results and low education funding but it doesn’t do any good to pass along the blame.  He says some solutions are to fund education more, raise student standards and government providing more political support.  Daley and the rest of his group are doing a tour around the state to take in suggestions for education reform.  They plan to give the recommendations to Governor Pat Quinn next month.

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