Stand for Children’s mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education.
We work to elect legislators who are deeply committed to improving educational opportunities for children and who put students at the forefront of education policies. We do this through our Illinois Political Action Committee (PAC), which is independent and non-partisan.
In January 2015, Stand announced its endorsement of Mayor Rahm Emanuel for another term as Mayor of the City of Chicago. Mayor Emanuel has made difficult decisions necessary to improving Chicago’s public schools, and he has shown some impressive results. The CPS graduation rate last year reached a record high. More than 80 percent of last year’s high school freshmen are on track to graduate. All children have access to full-day kindergarten. Chicago now has a full school day instead of the country’s shortest.
At the same time, there is far more work to do. Too many children are not getting the education they need to succeed in life. Mayor Emanuel has demonstrated the vision and determination necessary to ensuring all Chicago students receive a first-rate education. For these reasons, and many more, Stand endorses his re-election.
More information about the 2014 victorious education champions whom Stand for Children IL PAC proudly endorsed can be found through the toolbar at left.
Stand for Children IL PAC supports candidates who believe in these tenets to building better public schools:
- Every child deserves an education system with funding equity and fairness
- Every child deserves a 21st century education
- Every child deserves an excellent teacher
- Every child deserves a high-quality public school
(Paid for by Stand for Children IL PAC)