Referendum Talk: The Truth About D86 Teacher Contracts – Part 2


In opposition to the much needed referendum, you’ve probably heard how overpaid teachers in District 86 are. Yet this falsehood is often spread by the very people who have an anti-teacher, anti-student, anti-public school agenda,…

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Referendum Talk: The Truth About D86 Teacher Contract—Part 1


Recently, the motivation of D86 teachers regarding the referendum has been called into question. A small group of individuals, some of whom don’t even live in the district, have spread divisive falsehoods to advance their…

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Setting the Record Straight


Recently, the District 86 Board was forced to make some drastic and difficult cuts to classroom and co-curricular opportunities for students. There has been misinformation surrounding these cuts, and with so much at stake, teachers…

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Cuts Already Underway in District 86


Cuts enacted by the D86 Board as a result of the failed November referendum to high profile items like football and marching band dominate the headlines. These seem far off, and some have been spreading…

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Increasing Class Size and Reducing Course Offerings


At the last Board of Education meeting, Board members appeared to move away from consideration of increasing class sizes. However, the Board documents for this Monday’s meeting once again include options for drastically increasing class…

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