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Town Hall Meetings continue education reform dialogue between legislators and communities

Network 21: Quality Schools for Stronger Communities hosts town hall meetings in Elgin and Peoria to discuss education reform in Illinois.

Join legislators and members of Network 21: Quality Schools for Stronger Communities to discuss education reform in Illinois at town hall meetings in Elgin and Peoria.

Sen. Steve Rauschenberger (R-Elgin) presented his solutions to Illinois' education crisis at a meeting in Elgin on March 3, 2003.   Community members were invited to respond.  Representatives Michael Smith (D-Canton) and Ricca Slone (D-Peoria) will do the same at a town hall meeting in Peoria on March 10.  MPC President MarySue Barrett presented Network 21's education reform agenda, which includes school funding increases, property tax relief, school facilities improvements, annual student achievement assessments, and better support for teachers and early childhood education.

[From left] Teacher Lisa Holbrook, District 300 Superintendent Kenneth Arndt and District 300 School Board Candidate Mary Fioretti argue for education funding reform at Network 21's Town Hall Meeting in Elgin. 

The next meeting will be Monday, March 10, 2003 at the Peoria County Farm Bureau, 1716 N. University in Peoria.

For more information contact Bindu Batchu, Network 21 manager.

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