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Al Llorens: Illinois just took a vital step forward for safer schools

Posted on AllSides June 13th, 2024
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As the president of the Illinois Education Association, I am acutely aware of the challenges our educators face daily, including the growing teacher and paraprofessional shortages. The General Assembly recently passed legislation, Senate Bill 1400, meant to address the unintended consequences caused by another bill that was passed, SB 100. This is a monumental step toward addressing challenges surrounding student discipline and educator safety. This legislation not only provides much-needed oversight and guidance in handling disciplinary issues but also acknowledges the alarming statistic that 20% of teachers and support staff...

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