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ERIC Number: ED573301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 36
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
We Can Do Better: Advancing Public Education in Illinois
Advance Illinois
This generation of young people is on track to be less-educated than their parents--for the first time in American history. This, at the same time the world and workplace are changing dramatically and rapidly--when students, more than ever, need high levels of skill in order to compete. Advance Illinois has developed this report "We Can Do Better" that addresses policy priorities and recommendations as a starting point for the state's legislators and education leaders to put a world-class education within reach of every young person. If we want to dramatically improve education in Illinois, we must be bold. We must radically re-imagine the systems and policies that collectively shape the learning experience for Illinois' children. We cannot tinker around the edges or avoid uncomfortable conversations. The following recommendations are discussed: (1) Recruit, develop, and empower the most effective educators; (2) Set world-class expectations and provide essential supports; and (3) Empower local innovation in exchange for accountability and results.
Advance Illinois. 303 East Wacker Drive Suite 1925, Chicago, IL 60601. Tel: 312-235-4531; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Advance Illinois
Identifiers - Location: Illinois