CHICAGO – February 13, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today received the first set of recommendations from the Illinois P-20 Council. The council’s report was released to the Governor and the General Assembly, and it provides a number of suggestions aimed at improving student success in Illinois.
"Ensuring that all of our students receive the highest quality education and are prepared for the jobs of tomorrow is key to Illinois’ long-term economic growth,” said Governor Quinn. “I would like to thank the council members for their hard work, and I look forward to reviewing their proposal for further improvements to education in Illinois.”
The council’s report includes recommendations pertaining to all levels of the state education system. Its primary goal is to increase the proportion of Illinoisans with high-quality degrees and credentials from the current level of 41 percent to 60 percent of the working-age population by 2025.
Members of the P-20 Council include business leaders, teachers, parents, civic groups, and officials from universities, community colleges and schools. There are four legislative members on the council and six ex-officio members from state agencies. Chicago City Clerk Miguel del Valle serves as chair.
To read the council’s full report, please visit P20Council.illinois.gov.