The Illinois Task Force on Civic Education will hold four public hearings throughout the state this fall. They will begin in Chicago on October 13th and conclude in Carbondale a few weeks later on November 6th. The specific dates and venues are identified below. Each hearing is scheduled from 4-6pm.
· Monday, October 13: University of Illinois-Chicago, Student Center East
· Wednesday, October 15: Willowbrook High School, Villa Park
· Tuesday, October 21: Lanphier High School, Springfield
· Thursday, November 6: Carbondale Community High School
See complete addresses for above locations here.
Each public hearing will begin with an overview of the Public Act creating the Task Force and the charges of its membership. A brief presentation of task force findings and recommendations will follow, and the balance of the hearing will be devoted to public comment.
Comments may be submitted via email at CETFR@isbe.net until November 7th. Please provide concise comments and include your first and last name and city as well as your title and affiliation (if applicable). Comments will be published.
Please help spread the word to your contacts in the education world (students teachers, school leaders, and parents), and plan to participate in as many of the hearings as possible.
Guidelines for preparing, writing and giving testimony are available here.