The Illinois House is considering an education bill with an unusual background. The legislation involved four months of intense negotiations among parties that are often bitterly divided: Teachers unions, school administrators and business groups.
The bill sailed through the Illinois Senate; now it goes to the House. If it becomes law, a sea change may lay ahead for teachers in Illinois.
But after months of crafting consensus, things recently began to shift. Reporter Kristen McQueary joined Eight Forty-Eight to talk about whether the bill could be derailed.
Reporter Kristen McQueary covers state government for WBEZ and the Chicago News Cooperative.
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