SB 7 was developed during months of discussions involving a wide variety of education stakeholders including IEA, the Illinois Federation of Teachers and the Chicago Teachers Union, along with school administrators, the state board of education, lawmakers and others, including the education reform groups Stand for Children and Advance Illinois.
The historic agreement has a number of provisions and IEA and its partners are working to address the many questions that have been raised this week.
For those with questions, the documents and videos below might be helpful.
Documents & Videos
- Joint union news release on the reform bill
- NEA News release on reform agreement
- Video of 4-14-11 SB7 news conference
- Video: IEA President Swanson addresses key concerns about the bill
- SB7 fact sheet
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