I would like to thank all of our members who worked so hard during this year’s election. Your work has been outstanding. 

This afternoon, we called Governor-elect Rauner and congratulated him on his hard-fought victory. 

There is no task awaiting the governor-elect more important than making sure our public school students receive the best possible education. We are prepared to work with him for that purpose.  

The mission of the IEA is to be the leading advocate for students and teachers in Illinois. We are dedicated to making sure every student has a great public school. 

Despite the hard-fought campaign, we expect to be able to work well with Governor-elect Rauner, as long as we both are focused on what is best for students.