CHICAGO – June 12, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today served as the commencement speaker at Isabelle O'Keeffe Elementary School's eighth-grade graduation.
"Congratulations to the outstanding 8th grade students who are graduating from O’Keeffe Elementary today and many other graduates across Illinois.
"We are so proud of these girls and boys, who are proof that diligence and a good attitude lead to success.
"The best economic tool a state can have is a solid education system. That’s why I’m committed to reforming and improving education in Illinois so that every student in Illinois has the opportunity to succeed.
"Students are only in eighth grade once and we must work together to make sure they have access to the excellent education they deserve."