Teachers are entrusted with our children’s most valuable asset: their futures. In my classroom, I teach my students that if you make a promise, you keep it. The Mike Madigan I know is guided by this same principle.
Democratic House Speaker Madigan has made a quality education in Illinois one of his top priorities, while helping to provide educators and schools with the proper funding and tools so that every child can be successful.
And the Mike Madigan I know has always put the needs of working people first, and promote safe workplaces for all. As teachers and our students are increasingly the targets of unacceptable violence, Madigan has fought for us. I know he will continue working for our safety.
Madigan also led the charge to transform our education funding system from one of the worst in the country to one that provides greater opportunities for students.
The Mike Madigan that I know believes that every child deserves a world class education, and knows that a strong first step starts in the classroom. I support him because he has been a consistent and strong champion for both our teachers, students and schools in Illinois.
Benjamin J. Coyle