To help you decide which school board candidates to vote for, you may want to use this list of questions. See if the candidate’s answers show that they share your values.
New Law in Illinois – LGBT History
HB0246 101st General Assembly signed into law on 8/9/2019.
Effective July 1, 2020.
Synopsis “With regard to the textbook block grant program, provides that the textbooks authorized to be purchased must include the roles and contributions of all people protected under the Illinois Human Rights Act and must be non-discriminatory as to any of the characteristics under the Act. Provides that textbooks purchased with grant funds must be non-discriminatory. Provides that in public schools only, the teaching of history of the United States shall include a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State.” [highlighting added]
A must watch for anyone who cares about the children.
Common Core is being implemented across the USA, including all public and most private schools in Illinois. For voters and school board candidates who don’t already know what it is, I’m proving a few links to give you a basic understanding of what is going on… and why the controversy.
Common Core: what it is,
where it came from, who is behind it.
Poet: I can’t answer questions on Texas standardized tests about my own poems
- Let’s go with D since I definitely have issues, including issues with these ridiculous test questions.
- Now comes research that reveals that a simple demographic study of the wealth of the parents could have accurately predicted the outcomes, no desks or test packets needed.
Why the Education Establishment Hates Cursive
5 Years Into Common Core, 15-Year-Olds Behind 35 Countries in Math – it’s not working!!
Nanny helps explain Common Core subtraction
Common Core math [multiplication] explained
GLSEN and their LGBT Common Core Public School Agenda
“Taxpayers in 70 suburban school districts paid more than $4 million last year to send 3,085 teachers back to college.” This increase in education leads to higher salaries and higher pensions. Jake Griffin did an excellent job of covering the details in the Daily Herald:
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