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John Hoesley - Educational Reform Act 1985

John Hoesley was a member of the first graduating class for the Illinois Math Science Academy, which opened in Aurora in 1986. The Academy was one of the 169 reforms in the 1985 Educational Reform Act. John discusses the school's phased-in start (one grade added each year for three years), the curricular offerings, the selection process for students, the quality of the staff, the transition from sleeping in the school to the creation of the residential halls, student activities, student rules, and the changes that took place during the first three years. He now serves on the IMSA Fund Board and has been its President.

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