Board Member Posts Controversy

Monday night, February 8th, I hope all ETA will watch the open session of the Board of Education meeting. While I often refer to the importance of following all the conversations and information of the Board, this session is likely to show just how disruptive the personal politics of a few is … [Read more...]

ETA Election Nomination Now Open

The online process link will provide information about the positions and you can nominate yourself or your ETA colleagues. ETA Officers ETA Minority Director ETA Section Directors Special Education Committee members Instructional Council representatives NEA Delegates Nominations are … [Read more...]

Members Elect IEA Delegates

Thanks to all the site Building Representatives, Holly Yee, our Election Chair, and her vote counters, Dave Palewski, Missy Ross, Mike Sikora. Without all participating, we would not have identified members to represent the ETA at our annual IEA Assembly. The Results are available on this … [Read more...]

American Education Touches All

“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.” John F. Kennedy During American Education week, it is important … [Read more...]

ETA Nomination IEA Delegates

The election for ETA, IEA Region 24, Delegates for the IEA Representative Assembly will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. ETA has been allocated 23 Delegates. The IEA Representative Assembly will be held April 14 – 16, 2016 in Rosemont, Illinois. The elected Delegates will represent all members … [Read more...]

Public dollars, Public Service, Public Good

Public good is generated through the gathering of mutual interests and collective efforts and this should be the focus for the conversation and the way to real solutions that we face. Instead at the local and state level, we hear that personal bias and the race to do less and cheaper seems to be the … [Read more...]

Time to Respect the Professional Voice

Current materials proposed for approval by the U46 Board of Education appears to be bringing the world of politics into our professional conversations. The job of the elected Board is to ask critical questions and we expect to see our local journalists report on these procedures. However, it would … [Read more...]

ETA mourns

The ETA was saddened to learn that former Elementary Teacher and ETA President, Tim Davis, passed away at home on Saturday June 20, 2015. Tim was highly respected by colleagues as a teaching professional. He loved teaching and sought always to make every classroom the best possible learning … [Read more...]

Thoughts from the IEA RA floor

The ETA has sent 23 members to the annual meeting of the IEA to engage in professional discourse and conduct the business of the organization. I was able to hear from many of our colleagues of their successes in supporting local candidates in the recent election. Local elections have provided … [Read more...]

IEA Training Opportunity

IEA Statewide Minority Leadership Training Program on March 27th and 28th, 2015 in Springfield, Illinois. This is an opportunity for any IEA member that would like to better understand their role in the union and how they can use union resources to support their colleagues. IEA March … [Read more...]