Teachers would be reimbursed for their college tuition costs under a bill passed by the house this week. The legislation pays back teachers who went to an Illinois college and then stayed in the state to teach at a public school. The goal is to address the serious teacher shortage says Representative Sue Scherer of Decatur.

“So, it is two-fold. It brings teachers; it addresses this dying need we have for teachers, and it also secures that they will teach in a public school in Illinois for 10 years.”

Opponents argue that this initiative is estimated to cost over one billion dollars and even reimburses students from wealthy families that can easily afford college.

***Report Courtesy of the Illinois Department of Central Management Services***

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