February, 2015 Lobbying Report


Your NEA Director team hosted a reception for the Illinois Congressional Delegation on February 11, 2015. The evening was a great success.

IEA President Cinda Klickna with Rep. Rodney Davis

February 12, 2015 Lobbying Report

Participating NEA Directors: Joyce Bailey, Eric Brown, Jim Grimes, Maggie Huttlinger, Rainy Kaplan, Tom Tully, Alex Wallace, David Watts as well as IEA Officers Kathi Griffin and Al Llorens and IEA Retired member Bob Kaplan.

Members of Congress visited:

Rep. Robin Kelly (D-2), Rep. Mike Quigley (D-5), Rep. Danny Davis (D-7), Rep. Janice Schakowsky (D-9), Rep. Bob Dold (R-10), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-11), Rep. Mike Bost (R-12),  Rep. Rodney Davis (R-13),  Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-14), Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-17),  Rep. Aaron Schock, (R-18), and Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL).

Issues Discussed:

ESEA Reauthorization: Creating more opportunity and learning for students, using grade-span testing which will mean more time for teaching and less time testing students, creating an Opportunity Dashboard to focus efforts on student success on the resources needed rather than the punishing of schools and teachers,

Education Funding: Replace the sequester cuts to schools and programs. Do not allow the portability of Title 1 Funds.

Lobbying Fact Sheets


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