Campaign '10: Stand For Children In Illinois
Stand For Children is joining DFER in finding centrist Dems and Republicans state-level races in places like Illinois where it recently doled out more than half a million dollars to nine candidates (six of them Democrats) according to this Progress Illinois story (A New Player In State Education Politics). The Illinois chapter of SFC joins Advance Illinois, an advocacy shop set up recently to do statewide policy work. Illinois didn't get RTTT but that hasn't stopped folks there from pushing on reforms. Meanwhile, the state's being accused of watering down its state assessments year after year in order to make scores look better.