Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush Adds Accountability As Key Factor In Education Symposium On How To Improve Schools Updates On No Child Left Behind And Available Resources For Parents, Teachers And Legislators Will Also Be Discussed. This Event Is ....

Apr 17, 2005
Press Release

Chicago, IL. ---- In an effort to bring together parents, students, elected officials, teachers and school administrators for the purpose of sharing and discussing the critical role they all play in educating our children, Congressman Bobby Rush announced today that he will host a symposium, "Addressing Accountability by Acquiring Access to Resources," on Monday, April 25 at Simeon Career Academy High School located at 8235 S. Vincennes in the Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

            The symposium will feature an informational exchange on the paramount need for accountability, an update on No Child Left Behind, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) administrator overview as well as resources available for parents, schools and teachers.

"While we preach to our children the benefits of excelling academically, as leaders, we need to focus on accountability rather than pointing fingers of failure to one specific group," said Rush.  "We all have a responsibility to improve our education system, and I'm hoping this informational exchange will move us forward in our collective vision of better schools and high achieving students."

               Scheduled participants for the symposium include Dr. Patricia Sullivan, director of the Center on Education Policy; Xavier Botana, director of CPS No Child Left Behind Department of Accountability; Allison Cook; executive director of CPS Office of External Resources; Gail Lieberman, state coordinator for No Child Left Behind; Phyllis Hayes, director in the Office of School Relations for the University of Illinois at Chicago as well as representatives from the Office of Catholic Schools.