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Illinois School Leaders Seek To Take Back Education

A movement among school leaders in Illinois has educators across the state excited about the future of education in the state.

Vision 20/20 is a program in which Illinois school leaders are seeking to recapture the educational system in the state. According to Dr. Jeff Holmes, Superintendent of Clinton Schools, school leaders have been taking their cues from Springfield, when he believes it should be the other way around.

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There are four pillars to this movement that will essentially encompass the entire effort. According to Dr. Holmes they deal with educators, students, curriculum and finances. He believes the financial aspect of Vision 20/20 is the most important.

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Vision 20/20 is driven by several groups of educational leaders in Illinois. According to Dr. Holmes those groups encompass Superintendents, principals, and school boards among others. He explains there are numerous other groups that have been briefed on the movement, and the hope is they will get behind the effort.

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Dr. Holmes says the 2020 is a full implementation date of the year 2020. He explains all of the goals of the group are not realistic to expect to be introduced at once, so over the course of the next five years, they would like to see major changes sweep education.

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