ILLINOIS (WBC/DANA COMM.) — Critics against teaching standards the Illinois State Board of Education is advancing say the new rules are about politics and fear it could lead to fewer teachers and fewer families educating their children in Illinois.
State Representative Paul Jacobs is serving in his first term as the 115th District. He says the new mandates are too much after 2020 and a year of public unrest and unease.

Previous proposed rules instructed teachers to embrace “progressive viewpoints and perspectives,” but a spokesperson for ISBE Monday said the proposed rules no longer include “progressive” because the word “progressive” was perceived as political “and that was not the intent.

The ISBE will present the dozens of new regulations for teachers and schools for a vote before the Illinois Joint Committee on Administrative Rules on February 16th in Springfield. You can visit for a full review of the ISBE’s proposed rule changes.