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Sente Shows Gratitude for Teachers and School Faculty in Celebration of National Education Wee

11/19/2015

VERNON HILLS, Ill. – In recognition of November 16 through 20 being National Education Week, State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is encouraging area families to take time to be thankful for our quality public education system and the educators that make a difference in the lives of students.

“I think it is incredibly important to take the time to pause and reflect on how grateful we are about the quality of our local public schools,” said Sente. “I hope that residents will take the time to thank a teacher or administrator for the work they do to ensure the next generation is prepared for the hurdles in front of them.”

The first observance of National Education Week was in 1921, in response to the distressed period following World War I in an attempt to emphasize the importance of quality public education. This year, the week is themed ‘Great Public Schools: A Right and a Responsibility.’ The National Education Association encourages individuals to celebrate public education and honor educators who are making differences in the lives of students.

Sente has made leadership on education issues a priority for her both locally and in the Legislature. She serves on the House Elementary Education School Curriculum and Policies Committee and is a member of the Education Caucus. She also has an active Education Citizen Advisory Committee with members of her district. Sente spearheaded legislation this year to standardize and maximize credit for advanced placement students with college aspirations. She backed state funding for local schools, and her view is that keeping our schools strong takes work and continued focus.

“I am committed to ensuring that our schools have the resources they need to succeed in this period of economic uncertainty,” said Sente. “Whether it is an attempt to cut funding or reduce needed resources, I will voice opposition and continue working to maintain the integrity of our public schools.”

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