Perkins, Dr. John

Dr. John Perkins served as director for Educational Service Center #13 in Charleston, Illinois from 1986 to 1990, helping to implement many of the reforms that resulted from the passage of the 1985 Educational Reform Act. He discusses the origins of the landmark legislation, as well as the State Board of Education’s (ISBE) evaluations of the Truant-Alternative programs, Limited English, Gifted, and State Testing (IGAP), all parts of the 1985 Reforms.