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...]

ETA March 3, Election Results

Thanks to all members that exercised their current union rights and participated in this election. Thanks to the Building Reps that braved ice and snow to deliver ballots. Thanks to Dave Palewski, Michele Mullen, Jane Mursewick, Debi Welu, and Kathy Heikkinen for counting late into the night. Very … [Read more...]

Nominations Due Monday February 9

All members received an email with the link to the online nomination form for all ETA positions and NEA Delegates. The nominations are due by Monday February 9th. The election will be at all sites on Tuesday, March 3. Volunteers not on the ballot will be needed to help with tabulation of votes. … [Read more...]

Illinois Park Fund Raiser

We know that our large ETA families enjoy the same celebrations and struggles of life. We also recognize that sometimes those events need to be shared in order to come together in support. Illinois Park is currently running fundraising for one of our colleagues Please help if you can. "As many of … [Read more...]