WQAD-TV Channel 8’s Chris Minor boasts she is “an award-winning journalist who does her best to tell it like it is.” And good for her -- for doing her best. But to be sure, Minor’s Feb. 11 report on Rock Island Today (“New local “paper” really a campaign mailer funded by Rauner PAC”) told it like it isn’t.
The 2015 standardized test scores for East Moline SD 37 elementary schools were below average despite the school district spending more money per student than any elementary school in Rock Island County, according to a report recently released by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
State Rep. Patrick Vershoore (D-Milan) was one of 29 state legislators to receive money from the Chicago Teachers Union in 2015. Will he support the powerful union's call to shift school money to Chicago, away from Quad Cities districts he represents?