Hodel, Ross

Dr. Ross Hodel is a career educator who began his career as a teacher in Pekin, Illinois in 1965, and steadily progressed in his profession, earning a Ph.D. in 1987.  He was very involved with Illinois's landmark educational reform in 1985, which resulted in 169 distinct reforms to the state's educational system.  Dr. Hodel discusses the events leading up to the passage of the legislation in 1985, and the efforts to implement many of its far-reaching reforms.