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LATEST ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE NEWS FROM THE IFT
WINTER TEACH CLASSES SCHEDULED
The TEACH classes for this winter have been scheduled.
LEARNING IS MORE THAN A TEST SCORE!
In his final days as governor, Bruce Rauner's Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is trying to rush through a rule change that would increase unfair testing burdens on schools.
DEVOS CONSIDERS BUYING GUNS FOR TEACHERS
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is considering a proposal to use federal funding to purchase guns for educators.
SHOW THAT YOU WILL ALWAYS BE "COMMITTED TO MY UNION."
In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's Janus decision in June, it is more important than ever that IFT members demonstrate our solidarity with the labor movement!
IFT RESPONSE TO SUPREME COURT DECISION IN JANUS v AFSCME
In the case of Janus vs. AFSCME, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned more than 40 years of legal precedent.
OPPOSE THE 3 PERCENT SALARY INCREASE LIMIT
The attacks on educators have been relentless. Bruce Rauner didn't start this trend, but he has turned it into an art form.
RETIREES WILL NOT BE PENALIZED FOR SUBSTITUTE TEACHING 120 DAYS A YEAR
RTA proposed legislation, Sponsored by Senator Andy Manar, has passed both chambers unanimously, 111-0 in the House and 58-0 in the Senate.
PARAPROFESSIONALS MUST NOW REGISTER THEIR LICENSES
Due to a law change in the last few years, paraprofessionals must now register their licenses.
NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE -- HOW GOOGLE TOOK OVER THE CLASSROOM
The tech giant is transforming public education with low-cost laptops and free apps. But schools may be giving Google more than they are getting.
LOCAL 943 CONNECTS WITH THE COMMUNITY
Local 943 is reaching out to other organizations iso we can all work together to strengthen our communities,
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