The Illinois legislature has passed historic school reform legislation and it’s now on to Governor Quinn’s desk for signature. FOX Chicago’s General Manager Mike Renda has a request:
Governor Quinn. Very simply, we ask you to sign the school reform bill that is now on your desk. Senate Bill 7 passed the House by a vote of 112-1.
This state is on the verge of taking a gigantic step in making our schools better by:
The last point is now the sticking point. The Chicago Teachers union is trying to weaken the strike provision in the legislation at the 11th hour
We can’t afford this back stepping. The CPS system needs to take dramatic steps with a huge deficit looming
Sign the bill, Governor. Stand strong and do the right thing for the school children in our state
Illinois deserves better.