Shea, Dr. Susan

​Dr. Susan Shea, a representative of the Illinois State Board of Education and later with the Illinois Education Association, discusses her involvement on many of the reforms resulting from the 1985 Educational Reform Act. Dr. Shea covers the twenty years of implementation and modification that took place following the bill's passage, especially in the areas of teacher evaluation, teacher recertification, staff development, early childhood education, and special education. She also discusses her role in implementing the reform which included more classroom instruction of women’s history and black history.