In January, J.B. Pritzker, the billionaire philanthropist who has funded early childhood education efforts nationally and in Illinois, will become the next governor of the state. He has pledged to increase K-12 funding, pave a path to universal pre-K for 3- and 4-year-olds, and shore up the flagging university system. He supports an elected school board for Chicago and opposes the tax-credit scholarship program kickstarted by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
As the governor-elect assembles his transition team and builds out his early agenda, what education priorities do you think he should consider? We’re asking educators to write a brief letter for the new governor and spell out what they think should top his to-do list for schools. Responses will be published later in the month.