How many Illinois School Districts believe in School Choice for employees, but not for YOUR kids?

By: Diane Benjamin School Districts request waivers of tuition so out-of-districts students don’t have to pay tuition to attend. The requests are usually for multiple years and for children of District employees, some like Tri-Valley requested a waiver for only children of licensed staff. This is a follow-up to this story, I wanted to see […]

District 87 gathered information on YOUR kids

By: Diane Benjamin Schools can not use surveys to gather information on students without the permission of parents: Did they get YOUR permission before doing an invasive survey using Panorama? District 87 refused to give me a summary of the results, I doubt I even received the complete survey. The Illinois Attorney General’s […]

District 87 and Panorama

By: Diane Benjamin In 2020 District 87 spent $21,700 on: Social-Emotional Learning is now law in Illinois. The Illinois State Board of Education keeps changing the standards, see this link for the current plan from Kindergarten through 12th grade: See the bottom right-hand corner of page 1. These standards don’t expect teachers to be […]

Schools Boards let their power disappear

By: Diane Benjamin School Boards exists because they are elected by THE PEOPLE to watch and control what happens in government run schools. In Illinois many elected school board members are told “Let the professionals handle running the schools”. Sound familiar, as in “professional staff”? New Board members are indoctrinated with a trip to Chicago […]

3 Things you need to know

By: Diane Benjamin 1) Water is now being shut off in Bloomington for not paying the bills. Government created the problem by allowing tenants to not pay rent and bills with no consequences. Landlords and taxpayers bore the brunt of this socialist policy: Everything is free! It gets worse! Landlords were not notified their tenants […]

Illinois Schools enrollment decrease!

By: Diane Benjamin All of the information below came from the Illinois State Board of Education website: During the 1969-1970 school year 2,324,516 students were enrolled in Public Schools. During the 2018-2019 school year 1,984,519 students were enrolled in Public Schools. That’s a 14.63% decrease. Note the increase in bilingual education, see if you […]

Vaccinate kids?

By: Diane Benjamin As of 6/29/2021 no one was in the hospital for COVID. Deaths by age in McLean County show ZERO deaths for people under 30, why risk giving an experimental vaccine to children who aren’t in any danger of dying? Positivity rated is now .002. That means if 10,000 people get tested only […]

Illinois school policy for transgender bathroom use

By: Diane Benjamin This document from the Illinois State Board of Education is dated March 9, 2020: The subtitle to this document is: SUPPORTING TRANSGENDER, NONBINARY, ANDGENDER NONCONFORMING STUDENTS PDF page 10: See now why Illinois passed HB 156? This bill is headed for Pritzker’s signature: That’s boys and girls restrooms. Your kids are still […]