The Illinois Association of School Boards
ILLINOIS SCHOOL BOARD JOURNAL
Here is a Table of Contents for the May/June 2009 issue of Illinois School Board Journal. Highlighted articles are available here in full-text form. For other articles get in touch with:
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- The politics of education: Erosion of local control
by Jim Nowlan
Understanding the present state of education in Illinois requires a look back at the way federal and state mandates have eaten into control seated with local school boards.
Sidebar: Notable points in Illinois history
- Finding a balance, focus for board work
by John Cassel and Barbara B. Toney
Two IASB staff members explain the value of the IASB Code of Conduct, a statement of Opportunities and Expectations and Foundational Principles of Effective Governance for school boards
- Is college the new high school?
by Richard W. Smelter
Increasing outsourcing of jobs may lead to a "dumbing down" of standards that could affect colleges all the way down to kindergarten.
- Farmland assessments need not be a mystery
by William H. Phillips
Although board members may know that a portion of their property tax money comes from farmland, the way that property is assessed can often seem like a mystery.
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