Accountability for All
A New Way Forward for Illinois Students
“Accountability for All” is a plan developed in partnership with the IFT, Illinois Education Association and the Chicago Teachers Union, Local 1.
The “Accountability for All” plan includes proven reforms to increase student achievement and enhance teacher effectiveness and would hold school administrators and school board members accountable for their performance in public schools. “Accountability for All” reforms come from teachers, the professionals who know best what works to improve achievement.
Among the “Accountability for All” proposals are: requiring state funded, job-embedded professional development for teachers; requiring training for school board members in collective bargaining and other critical responsibilities; and the establishment of a second credential for principals to ensure high quality administrative performance.
Our legislative package also included proposals to fairly streamline the teacher dismissal process, as well as a Students Bill of Rights, which guarantees every student the right to have a qualified teacher in the classroom on the first day of each school year, as well as access to a rich curriculum that includes music, art and foreign language. Read the joint press release online.
for All legislation is an important step forward to guaranteeing
that schools, districts, and the state share responsibility for student
Additional details on the proposal are found in the summary, which was
presented to the committee members. Download the Accountability for All summary.