Illinois State Board of Education
Illinois wants to break loose from the regulations of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Illinois taxpayers could be on the hook for hundreds of hours that state education workers spent in planes, trains and automobiles on their way to assignments.
“Our students have shown steady, incremental improvement, and we know that represents solid progress,” said Christopher Koch, the state’s education chief.
“It’s pretty much like pouring grease down your kitchen drain and it clogs. Trans fats literally are poisonous to the system.”
The Illinois Board of Education is taking over East St. Louis’ public schools because it does not believe the district’s students are being properly educated.
Lawmakers who sit on appropriations committees are not seeing eye-to-eye with the administration.
The number of Illinois school districts likely to remain the same for now.
The Illinois State Board of Education cited the school system’s “extreme ongoing non-compliance” involving the disabilities program.