The Illinois Forward Party believes that education is the pathway to the American Dream.  Every child deserves access to a quality education. We support investing in our public schools, expanding access to early childhood education, and making college more affordable. We support teacher salary levels that attract and retain talent in the classroom and ensure students have what they need to be successful. We support policy improving equitable funding, efficiency, and cost of the 850+ independent school districts, and increase access to vocational and trade education.