Turek, Joe

Joe Turek began his career in education as a teacher, and in 1984 he took a job with the Illinois State Board of Education, where he worked for the next twenty years. He was intimately involved with the implementation of the 1985 Educational Reform Act of 1985, with a special focus on truancy and alternative education.   He discusses the impact of dropouts on society, the coordination needed for various service, and describes the Request For Proposal (RFP) program and other state initiatives.