Springfield is back in session next week

As we shared at the RA, there were approximately 3000 education bills generated by the state legislature last year. This Tuesday the House Education Committee will be reviewing 20 potential bills, none of which are related to pension. Hearing Notice for Education. The Senate has a much shorter … [Read more...]

Voting April 9th

The April 9th election will have six candidates running for the 3 open positions on the U-46  Board of Education. The ETA is recommending the membership elect Donna Smith and Gary Percy to the U-46 Board. There will be a Candidate Forum Thursday, March 14, at 7:00 pm in the EHS Library. All … [Read more...]

Board of Education Election 2013

From Judi Arman ETA/IEA Grassroots Political Activist As was shared at the February RA, recommendation hearings for U-46 Board of Education positions are planned and the ETA will be notifying members of any recommendations soon. For the April 9, 2013 Consolidated Election, Early Voting will … [Read more...]

Angry? You should be.

When I wrote the following for posting on the ETA Facebook page I was angry. Since then a grave tragedy has occurred in a kindergarten classroom in Connecticut. Many public employees will be remembered and acknowledged to have acted bravely, heroically, and selflessly. There will be a great … [Read more...]

Does “Tuition-free” college mean a “free college”?

If you're like me, an Illinoisan who watched the Presidential debates, you may have considered moving the family to Massachusetts to save on college tuition expenses. In case you missed it, Mr. Romney stated that graduates of Massachusetts high schools are guaranteed a tuition free education at any … [Read more...]

Candidates respond to ETA Questions

Five Candidates from three different races attended the joint forum presented by the Citizens Advisory Council (CAC), Elgin Teacher Association (ETA), League of Woman Voters (LWV) School district U-46 (SDU46) and moderated by the Political Editor of the Daily Herald, Kerry Lester.  This is the … [Read more...]

New to teaching? Hosted a student teacher lately?

We need your help today to get more survey responses from 1)      IEA members that are nontenured (student taught within the last four years) 2)      IEA members that served in the role of cooperating teacher within the last four years https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/85Q2CFJ Audrey Soglin … [Read more...]

Check your home mailbox

You should be looking in your mailbox for an IEA mailing identifying candidates that your union has chosen to recommend in this election cycle. For each election cycle, all candidates are invited to local forums hosted by IEA locals where they are asked a series of questions related to issues … [Read more...]

Every Vote Matters

With the Presidential debates this week, voters will be making decisions that will impact everyone. The NEA and the IEA have been working for months to help educate members on the issues and the candidates. The candidates and issues we support will lead to improved education for all students and … [Read more...]

Picking the Candidates

The IEA has been holding the local regional recommendation hearings. Candidates for state legislature as well as Congressional races are invited to come and speak, answer questions. The local leaders make recommendations to support to the IEA State IPACE. Judy Arman, our Grassroots Political … [Read more...]