Illinois Kids Get Better Start, but Quality Fades, Education Study Says

September 24, 2010  |  

(Chicago Tribune) — Illinois has improved the quality of its preschool programs but lags behind other states in grades K-12 and does not adequately prepare students to succeed in college and the work force, according a report released Thursday.

Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Bill Daley presented the findings at a City Club of Chicago luncheon Thursday afternoon.

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