And while we're on the subject of fixing our education problems in Illinois, this article appears in today's State Journal-Register that does not bode well for our educational future:
If you thought that education levels and income in Illinois would rise over the next 15 years, as they have pretty steadily until now, you may be in for a shock. According to a recent report by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, if current policies continue unchanged, the Illinois work force of 2020 is going to be less educated than today’s work force, and as a result the state’s per capita income will not just stagnate - it will actually drop.This is today's wake-up call. Go read the whole article. Education problems do not run in sync with campaign cycles and cannot be treated as if they do. Something needs to be done - soon.