Key IFT Issues
The Illinois Federation of Teachers advocates for public policies that protect and enhance effective public services throughout our state and the nation. Our agenda includes supporting legislative initiatives that guarantee high-quality public schools and provide every Illinois student with a world class education and a bright future. The IFT also promotes policies that protect our members' professions and the bargaining rights of all working people, especially those professionals who have dedicated their lives to public service. Through the IFT’s Department of Political Activities, our union supports legislative policy and political objectives at the community, state and national levels. Our mission is carried out through an aggressive, organized program of advocacy and year round monitoring.